Years ago, I took a course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. It was really helpful, but somewhere during the chaos of motherhood and life, I forgot most of what I learned about being mindful. Recently, I began reading about mindfulness again, and it has made me a better and happier mother. And I had a perfect Mother’s Day.
Not everything went perfectly yesterday, but mindfulness taught me to live in the moment without judgment. So rather than focusing on a lack of sleep, I focused on my daughter’s beautiful smile . . .
I focused on the joy my son experienced while picking strawberries from his Grandmom’s garden . . .
I focused on how intensely delicious my daughter found a fresh-picked strawberry . . .
I focused on the carefully picked bouquet of flowers from my son . . .
I focused on the smell of the beach air and the look of wonder in my daughter’s face as she ran her hands through the sand . . .
I focused on the love between my dad and his granddaughter . . .
and the love between my mom and her grandson . . .
I focused on my children and that indescribable feeling of having someone love you so completely.
More Mother’s Day stories from One Part Sunshine:
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- 10 Eco-Friendly Gifts to Buy for a New Mom on Mother’s Day
- Dear Mom, Sorry I Was Such a &!%@$
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