The R Approach

Posted on Tuesday September 20

Our three year old is working hard to love school. It’s a crocodile tear-filled process for all of us. After picking her up the other day, she asked me~

R: If I’ve already been to school and I ask if I have school today, you will say no, right?

Me: Well, yes, that’s right.

R: Do I have school today?

Me: Well, no, you don’t.

R: Yippie – no school today!

Her sweet approach really struck me. Do what you have to do, finish it, and then celebrate that you don’t have to do it again that day. So powerful. So doable.

Life really is about our perspective. Even at 3, the realization that you can change the way you look at something makes all the difference.

Let’s all give the R Approach a whirl. Prepare to Yippie.

The Sweet and Sour-ness of Real Life

Posted on Friday September 9

Standing by our fridge this morning, my mind decided to read this magnet that’s been hanging for years ~

“for a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. but there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. at last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. this perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. happiness is the way. so treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. happiness is a journey, not a destination…” (~father alfred d. souza)

The power of a written reminder at a needed moment is lovely.  

Every minute we are thick in real life. And as sweet & sour as it gets, we can choose happiness.

That’s real. Real sweet.

The Life of a Good Egg is Sweet

Posted on Thursday September 1

Do you know any Good Eggs?

My stepsister Jen visited last weekend. Jen is a Good Egg. She has a smooth, clean outside and a gushy inside. She scrambled right into the chaos of our family’s life. As an accountant, she hard boils during tax season and given our recent trip to Las Vegas, her deviled self makes some special appearances.

No matter how you crack it, Jen’s a Good Egg.

The beauty of Good Eggs is they make everything around them rise and their healthy versatility sticks with you. They are hidden everywhere – not just in one basket. We can surround ourselves by them, heck dozens of them, and keep life sunny side up.

Thanks to Jen and all the Good Eggs out there. You make life golden. 

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