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Happiness Experiment - Day 17 (of 21)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013


First day of school! First day of school! Ready to learn and get some knowledge!
(Name that movie!)

1. I am thankful for so many wonderful SparkFriends, but I received a comment on yesterday's blog from PATTISTAMPS, after I'd had a not-so-great day, that really touched my heart. Thank you for your kind words, sweet lady!

2. I'm thankful for an excellent first day of school! All my kids were so excited when they got in the car today. I decided this day was a success when my hormonal 10 year old exclaimed, "Actually, I LOVE school now!" Yes!

3. I am thankful for a very productive day. Even though I am on vacation, there were some very important work things that needed to be done, so I was able to get them taken care of in about two hours. Then, worked my side business for awhile and got groceries before picking up the kids. Definitely no laziness or Facebooking today! But maybe tomorrow. ;)


I am SO glad I took this week off as vacation. It meant so much to be able to take my kids to their first day of school. This is the first time I've EVER been able to do this...in any of their entire lives!

It was especially meaningful to me because my littlest one (and my very last baby) is entering Kindergarten. He never even went to preschool, so this is a HUGE deal for him! He is my little worrier and he is so scared that his teacher will "get mad at him for not doing his homework". Even though I try to explain to him that Kindergarten homework is just Mommy reading to you or coloring, he remains anxious. So, to be able to hold his hand this morning and make sure he was settled and comfortable was just such a gift.


Nothing today. I just ran out of time. But I'm not being too hard on myself because we are adjusting to a whole new routine. Once we have a groove going, I will focus on calendaring my workouts. Until then, I'll do what I can when I can and that's the best I can do for now.


Day 3 of the Oprah Winfrey/Deepak Chopra 21-Day Meditation Challenge.

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Today's centering thought: I am a wondrous miracle of life.

There was a beautiful 3-minute video that I saw first thing this morning called "Why Do We Need Love?" and it was such a great way to start the day!


It made me reflect. I feel wholly loved at this time in my life. But as far as feeling lovable, well that's another story. As I journaled this out, I realized that my self-talk is so negative and destructive. If I speak to myself this way, how will my children learn to speak to themselves? This is definitely an important area that I must seek to improve.


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