Two Teens And Their Mama: Mindful Monday

Monday, November 7, 2016

Mindful Monday


I've been writing Motivational Monday for over a year.  But I realized recently that what motivates me these days is being mindful.

I want to be more aware and present in my everyday life.  I want to observe, taste, dream, feel, live.  I want to stop being so anxious and fearful of the future.  Last week, my friend Tamara (you should follow her - she's a brilliant writer) wrote, "living is the point of life no matter how you can get through it, whether you choose, or are chosen, to swim through, fly through, sail through, ride through, stay six feet (give or take) above, instead of six feet below".

Those words smacked me in the head like a brick.  Living is the point of life.  So simple and easy to forget, but so, so true.  I want to spend more time flying through life, and less time crawling with one eye looking behind.

It's been one year since my dad passed away unexpectedly.  Maybe that's what has me thinking about the changes I need to make.  The changes I want to make.  Or maybe I'm finally figuring out that life moves on, whether I want it to or not.  

And I can decide how I want to live that movin' on life.  Starting today, it will be mindful.


25 comments:

  1. Your friend Tamara has wise words! You're right, simple but we seem to forget! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. It's so easy to forget to be mindful when we're rushing through our days. I'm trying to get better!

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  2. I totally agree...being mindful and aware and always thinking is where it's at!

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    1. Yeppers! We'll be mindful together this weekend :)!

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  3. Great reminder to us all to be more in the present! You're amazing lady and I hope you have a marvelous Monday!

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  4. I really enjoyed this post and love your motivational mondays. Have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

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  5. Love, love, love what Tamara said. It is true. And, life really does keep on moving. Sure, there may be some rough spots... but, getting through them by being optimistic and looking ahead is important. I try to find something in each day that I can do that gives me joy or happiness, even if its just picking up my favorite drink at Starbucks! Lol!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I think it's so important to look for a little happiness each day!

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  6. Life does go on whether we want it to or not, but that's a good thing. As they say, "Time Heals All Wounds".

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    1. It is a good thing, and I'm in a much better place than I was a year ago!

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  7. Oh yes, before you know it s over! So lets enjoy!

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  8. I just love this! Such a good reminder. Let's just enjoy life, come visit me :)

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    1. Well, I haven't been to Cali in a while...

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  9. Yes, unfortunately sometimes, life does move on, but I hope your memories of your dad hold you in constant peace!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura - that means a lot!

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  10. Life is to be lived. The death of a parent can be reflective. My Dad died a happy man . He lived life and had fun. When my MIL died she was not a happy person,contstantly watching her weight, doing crosswords for her brain, drinking excessive water and taking lots of supplements because it was supposed to be good for her but not enjoying living in the present. I want to live like my Dad, LIVE!

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    1. I completely agree. My Grandpa Ed is 98, and still lives like he's 30 years younger. I think his activity has kept him young!

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  11. Ahh, thank you thank you!! I needed this so much, which is why I'm happy I'm a day or two late. I needed it more today!!

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    1. Oh yay! Your words really touched me.

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