I’ve been told that I can find the silver lining in most clouds. The last few weeks have personally been challenging for me. Our family has been battling winter illnesses (colds, sinus infections, and the likes) and we are still today coughing and hacking. Thankfully you can’t catch it from reading this…but I wouldn’t want to step into my house today. Which reminds me, I think I’m going to hire a maid for a very DEEP cleaning of the entire house and I need to go buy everyone new toothbrushes. Isn’t it funny what you think about after you get sick?
Anyways…in addition to all the germs floating around my house I’ve received some scary news about the health of others in my family. But like most people, we will learn to accept the cards that we have been dealt and treasure the moments we have today. I know..I sound like a cheesy Hallmark card…but sometimes life gives you so much that there is nothing else you can do but look for that silver lining. Take a step back and remember what matters most in your life. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and focus all your energy on work, extra-curricular activities for the kids, and other daily activities…but what really matters most in life is relationships with those you love.
Last week I received an email from Erin, an editor at the Southern Living Magazine, and asked if she could feature me as their Mama Blogger of The Week. This came on the same day as some pretty scary news. I was all excited and giddy as I sat there and read her email over and over again. I went and read about some of the past Mama Bloggers of the Weeks and I feel honored to be among these other great mama’s. Thank you Erin for all your kind words and for the recognition.
So…go check it out. Go visit the Southern Living, Live Healthy blog and see what it’s all about. There are great articles about health, wellness, and the environment. Leave me your comments over there so next time I have a bad day I can read your kind words and remember why I continue to write. To build relationships, to help one another through these tough times, and to share my passion with the environment with everyone.
Thank you for continuing to support me. It’s gonna be one tough year…but I’m ready with my blender to make some lemonade (or maybe a margarita)! Anyone else thirsty?
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