"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

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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!