I was going to do a post mother’s day blog dedicated to my mother. Then this morning, during meditation, a different way to honor her appeared.
Imagine thought bubbles appearing above the heads of two women sharing about their mother’s day experience.
First women: (With arms up in delight) My day was full of unexpected love and surprises!
Second women: (With steam rising from her head) Where was my breakfast in bed? My husband was supposed to take the wee ones out so I could rest but as usual, he failed. What a day! I ended up making dinner again, because he can’t cook to save his life…same every year. Do I have to spell everything out?
WHAT if I told you both descriptions could have been from the SAME person, but different perspectives. Consider this scenario: It’s Mother’s Day and she rises from her bed an hour later than usual to noise in the kitchen. When she walked into the kitchen, it was a mess and her little ones were making breakfast. There was juice spilled, dogs running around and something burning on the stove. (She could have gotten upset at the mess or pretended she didn’t see and crawled back for another snooze) Her husband was nowhere to be found. (It turns out he was in the garage, wrapping her present). After breakfast, he asked what she wanted to do on her special day, and she said “I don’t know”. (She could have spoken up if she wanted time for herself) They ended up all going down for a walk to the park with the dogs. See how this day could have on differently, depending on whose point of view it was?
Big love to my mom in her spirit world and bless her soul, but unfortunately, her upbringing had her cup more half empty than full. She did her best, until one day and she fell into the darkness and was not able to pull herself out. I wish I had the tools then that I knew now to help her. So here I am tonight, to pay it forward in my own way:)
There’s a saying there are 2 sides to every story…could it be your suffering side have more to say sometimes? Here are some easy ways to return to happy.
Remember the last time someone did something that unnerved you. It struck a chord and you picked up the phone to call a friend and repeated the story. You talk with someone else about it later on the same day, replaying the incident to make some sense, or to gain some perspective on the situation, to make sure you were part of any wrongdoing. By the time you get to bed that night, you have been consumed with the story and am exhausted.
Here are 5 reasons to stop suffering and return to happy:
Five ways to return to happy:
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