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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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On your 11th birthday I thought I would take this time to give you some motherly advice that you are sure to ignore until you yourself are a mother.
Nevertheless, I type.
Try to find joy in little things. Like the taste of fresh snowflakes, the nuzzle of your favorite dog, the smell of your favorite soap, the plot of a great book. Life tends to throw things at you that make you forget what's really important.
Never stop doing what makes you happy. As we grow we forget how very important this is. Take time to play in the snow; to get together with friends for play dates and to snuggle with the ones you love.
Many moons ago, I had a 7th grade teacher who used to say incredibly wacky things and make us repeat them regularly. He'd say things like "Good, better, best, never let it rest until your good becomes your better and your better becomes your best."
Back then I thought he was quirky and odd but now I find him brilliant. Never settle for anything less than your best.
Remember girls have the tendency to travel in packs. Don't let the lead dogs bring you down. If you feel like wearing a tiara on your birthday don't ever let anyone tell you not too.
And as always, wherever life may take you, I'm only a phone call, a text, an eye blink or a thought away.
Mom (formerly known as mommy)
- I'm a 41 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.