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Passion and Everyday Life by Jinnia Low from Jinnia Low.com
Ever since becoming a mom, I find time slips through my fingers faster than it ever did when I was a college student or young girl. Through plenty of trial and error, I discovered time is something to be managed through choosing the right priorities for myself and my family.
Time itself is such a valuable gift. Every day we’re given 24 hours to live. What we do with those 24 hours is a gift to those around us.
I love and appreciate all the relationships in my life but I admit, I’m not always present to those around me. Maybe it’s part of my personality to ponder, reflect and contemplate about life. I love to dive into the rich meaning of life and turn over issues in my mind of how I can help make a difference in this world we live in.
Sometimes I forget that everyday life has its own richness of taste, feel and touch. When I let myself be in touch with my kids, is when I see their robust imagination taking them to far-off places. Then their creativity brings them “back home” in a new way.
Lately my kids have been going on a “tight-rope” walk in their minds. They’re talking with each other about what they’re wearing, how they’re walking and what to do when the bear claw comes. One morning my husband and I find they’ve constructed their own “tight-rope” obstacle course out of blocks. They’re walking on it and re-enacting the scenes from their head.
I’m grateful for these times with my family – and for the time I can spend with our kids now when they’re still young. Like many wise women tell me, they’re this young only once. Treasure the time.
My family and spiritual life are my highest priorities. I may have dreams and aspirations, and sometimes they take me to far-off places, taking more time than I’d like. Thankfully, the people in my everyday life help bring me “back home” by giving hands and feet to my truest passions.
What do you like about everyday life? What are you passionate about?
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** I’m delighted to be visiting the Nestwork today. A big thank you to Mama Hen for hosting me and my thoughts. She is one Mama who rocks her Hen House!. **
The Fight: Contentment
From time to time there is a tug of war that goes on within me. You know the old battle between gotta do more and be more versus appreciating the life I have.
Some people seem to manage these two beasts from within quite well. I am keenly aware however that there is another percentage, like me, who participate in this battle all too often.
Sometimes I want to blame someone for this feeling. But those of you who’ve read my blog know I don’t participate in the blame game. I’m of the mind that we create our own perceptions and therefore we either create unrest or happiness.
Perhaps if you are like me you tend to interweave with two; unrest and happiness. I appreciate things around me but simultaneously focus on what else can be learned, accomplished or obtained.
And perhaps we need both.
Sometimes we need to be jerked out of our lovely lives and into something uncomfortable and hard. These times teach us about humanity and they teach us about ourselves. These times are defining moments.
Sometimes it’s okay to sit back and let your heart smile knowing you’ve paid your dues and given your best.
So perhaps the battle will continue on because one without the other just wouldn’t be as sweet.
How do you fight the fight?
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Today’s feature is a wonderful blogger friend of mine who I know you will immediately call friend too. Her blog has amazing recipes, loving stories and a warmth you will want to return to each day. Anne is a former Hollywood executive who tries to parent 2 girls with grace, humor and lots of chocolate in Los Angeles. Baking is her distraction, her bliss, her therapy. She writes about Hollywood, her girls, baking and Los Angeles. Please go visit, follow and leave a comment for our Nestwork buddy Anne at the Sugar Bowl Mix. Come back and tell the Nest how magnificent Anne is!
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With the New Year starting and many resolutions being made, I thought it would be great to focus on what we love about ourselves. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the changes we would like to make and it can become overwhelming and disappointing if we are not able to follow through with our goals. So why not start the year with recognizing what we love so much about ourselves and sharing a few with the Nest! Here are five things I love about me:
1.) Being a mom! I feel so blessed to have been given this incredible miracle to love and raise.
2.) My giving heart. I love to give of myself as much as I can.
3.) My ability to try to walk away from confrontation as much as possible. I try my best to keep an open perspective to situations in my life.
4.) My thirst for knowledge and wanting to better myself.
5.) My hair! I have always loved my hair and the way it makes me feel. I can be pretty hard on myself about many things that I would like to improve, but this has been a happy consistent!
What are some of the things you love about yourself?
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A fellow Nestworker and someone very close to me has just lost her mother in law. Please go show some love. It is so hard to lose the people we love so much.
I wish you a very Happy New Year filled with health, love, laughter and endless smiles!
Happy New Year!
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If you could give to someone who is not family or a friend this holiday season, who would you give to? Let’s share some ideas with one another of how we can spread the joy this year to some who may not have as much as ourselves.
Have a super holiday!
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Go visit Gina and her fabulous blog, The Ish Blog! She is a sweetheart and you will love visiting her each week! Show her some Nestwork love and give a follow and a hello! Have a great weekend!