4/25/14
I recently returned from a family vacation in Mexico.  I didn’t know how much I needed the vacation until I got there.  My oldest son was playing with pens and he dropped them on the floor of our room.  He looked at me and said, sorry mom!  I began to laugh out loud and he look at me with a very concerned look.  I was laughing because at home I probably would have told him to pick them up and to be careful not to drop them.  And I would have been slightly annoyed.  I explained to him why I was laughing and he agreed and began laughing too.   And we talked about how great vacations are because we worry less and spend time being with each other.
I was reminded that pens falling on the floor is unimportant in the totality of life and I hoped when I got home that I would carry that with me.
I have been home for a few weeks now and I find myself back in it.  I find myself getting upset over falling pens.  I breathe and I remember that moment in Mexico and I remember my current mantra, which came to me while taking Brene Brown’s Ecourse, “Choose PEACE over power”.
Thank you for reading, listening, for being YOU.

With Love and Light and Soulfulness,

 

Shauna Lay

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