Monday, January 30, 2012


'i am living in 'happy'

We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
THICH NHAT HANH, Peace is Every Step

Friday, January 27, 2012

full heart*

As I cruise through the month of January, all I can think of is how happy I am..
how full my heart is...
how much joy there is in my life...
how much i love my family,
how I adore to be a mama to two little souls...

The days when I put my own needs away, and only attend to the giggles and cries and questions of my little girl and her big brother, those were magical, peaceful, calm days. The other days, where there were thoughts of 'i want to do this, and this and this, and go here, and do that'... hmmm.... crazydays.... hehe'.

I leave you with a written piece of Tracey Clarke... saying exactly where I am on my journey in life and mamahood.

" I nurture the seeds of my dreams tenderly asI know that my
 faithful and unwavering practice will eventually lead to a harvast.
There is nothing I can do to speed the process,
so instead-as I hold in my heart excitement for the
fruition of my dreams, as my mouth waters in anticipation of
the juicy adventures that are the horizon - I will prepare.
I will ready my heart and soul.
I will wash the dishes and do the laundry.
I will take the time to tidy my home honoring what is to come.
I will wake each morning to my watering can and tend to my dreams, but I will not rush them.
I will be patient and approach each day knowing that I don't have much time
until my dreams are ripe on the vine. 
I want to be ready for the harvest; to have much of the work out of
the way so that when my dreams are ready, I will be too.''