"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lessons from my daughter

(Image Source: Pixdaus)

I was quite surprised to see the response to my last post. I had no idea so many of you shared this feeling and I thank you for your candid honesty. I enjoyed learning about your special and unique ways to celebrate (or not) the holidays.

As a mother, I try my best to keep negative comments to myself. I don't want to influence my daughter this way. I'd much rather let her decide on her own how to lead her life and enjoy this time of the year. Luckily, my girl prefers small crowds and is quite happy to receive simple but meaningful gifts.

This morning I was still struggling with my "ramdon thoughts" when she came into the room with a big smile on her face and said: "Mom, this year we have another reason to give thanks: We have Abby!"

Afterwards she left for work, totally unaware of how, with just those few words she had lit the way and reminded me of all I should be grateful for! It never ceases to amaze me how much we can learn from our children if we just listen to what they have to say...

Cup of coffee in hand, I stood still, while Abby (looking quite concerned) waited patiently for me to "snap out of it" :0)

Another day, another lesson, another reason to give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friends, may your day be filled with joyful abundance!


  1. Yay Alina..beautiful touching story..super lovely heatrwarming post!Children are the most wise souls of all! and wow what a gorgeous shot of Abby..!
    Happy Holidays

  2. Dear Alina ... sometimes, that's all it takes ... a small, random moment to jolt us back into motion! Well, that and a sweet, adorable gaze from out furry-footed ones. With those beseeching eyes, they seem to wisely convey that life can be much more simple than what we give it credit for.

    Wishing you and yours a bountiful Thanksgiving ... may your hearts be filled with an abundance of peace ...

  3. Hope you enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving Alina!

  4. have a great time whatever you do (or not) just enjoy your family.... xxxx I enjoyed 3 Thanksgiving whilst living in Michigan State..... xxx

  5. Dear Alina, sometimes it does only need a wee prod doesn't it to make us open our eyes anew x x

  6. Hi Alina,
    I really liked your last post. I know what you mean about not wanting to influence your daughter too much in her life choices.
    I don't think you are being negative about not wanting to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas. Nobody should feel guilty for not wanting celebrate these occasions! :-)
    Your daughter is right, Abby is a little treasure!
    I give thanks everyday for the little creature in my life. >^.^<
    Winter blessing and love.

  7. Dear Alina, I believe we should all follow our hearts and do what we feel is right for us. Celebrate or not to celebrate is purely a personal choice. You girl sounds very wise indeed.



Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!