My husband and I have a little game that we play in
bed. I’m not clever enough yet to write blog-listings teasers, so that’s just a
literal statement. And we have a name for our game: ‘The Gin and Tonic
Question.’ It’s very easy to play, mainly because it involves absolutely no
action or reaction, and everyone’s a winner. The basic premise is to illustrate
how happy you are to be lying in bed by naming your minimum price for getting
MommyQ is about to reach an important milestone in her mommy life.
It has been almost one year since I first blogged about my son’s autism
diagnosis. My first post about his diagnosis, Autism Means My Son Is Happy When He’s Flappy,
was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever written. Yes, it was
even harder than all of my college research papers and I was an English
major, so there were plenty of those.
EcoMeg was very quiet these past two weeks while my family visited. First my Dad, then my brother and
sister-in-law. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Not because we did
anything special, just because we were together. We lingered at the
dining table, chatted while I cooked, ran errands together... Just
shared the same space.
It seems too quiet in the house now, despite the kids' constant chatter.
Sometimes things you have experienced in life, good or bad, comes
back to you and once again you find yourself thinking a little more
about these moments in life.
From the first time I laid my eyes on you
I felt joy of living, I saw Heaven in your eyes
Though I still strongly believe it was not even giving a chance but
sometimes maybe trying is not always better than not trying at all.
I learned yet another valuable lesson in the journey of life and that is not so bad ; )
On April 17th, I issued a double-dog-dare-you challenge.
I asked that you pick one, super hard thing to do (or not do) for 100
days. I think vows like this can teach us a wide variety of lessons --
about ourselves and our assumptions, about our power and our weaknesses.
So I understand the impulse that led Leah Piken Kolidas to do what she did.
In our never-ending quest for more, we sometimes become complacent with practicing gratitude and appreciation for the "little" things in our lives.
When was the last time you took a moment to appreciate the beauty of your life?
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