Throw Throw Throw Your Trash

My daughter wants to keep things clean. She throws any trash she sees lying everywhere. Even in restaurants.

I was vlogging for my channel here, talking about what we had for lunch when she took over somehow and mentioned something about throwing trash in the “basura can” (trash can).

Then she smiled and said, “Mama, it’s now kooh-ween (clean). You can eat now.”


Your Gift Awaits

As with any goal, always set your intention.  Say to yourself that you will find great items, meet new people.

Then sit back and watch how things manifest themselves in your world.  Refrain from writing your own life story, from making your own script.

Your thoughts are as powerful as you are.

It’s amazing how the heavens line things up to make things happen to you.  You will be prompted to go to certain places.  You will be led to visit certain websites.

And great people will just start showing up for you.

You will always find what you want, where you want it, when you want it.

Good Morning, Laundry

My daughter loves the smell of clean clothes.

“Mama, let’s do the laundry!”

And I’d go follow her as she walks in her tiny orange high heeled sandals towards the back door leading to the laundry area.

Admittedly, it’s a chore that I don’t enjoy doing and which I try to postpone until we run out of clean stuff to wear; Gabby thinks otherwise.

I invite you to tell me things you don’t particularly like doing.

What is it about these things that doesn’t make you feel good or right?

What motivates you to finally do them?

That One-Minute Break

Yesterday, I had one full minute free.  So I mindlessly and aimlessly unlocked the door and stepped outside, but not before Gabby sensed something afoot and rushed to put on her rain boots.  It wasn’t raining but she loves this shiny polka dotted pair I bought her for less than a dollar in the grocery store.

“Mama! Mama!” she breathlessly shouts at me, “Let’s play in muddy puddles!” She was mimicking Peppa Pig, one of her favorite cartoon characters.

For one full minute, we walked outside.  Then I just stood there watching her.  She went crazy.  She was ecstatic.

In silence I pointed at the sky and she kept chuckling at some tiny birds that flew over the horizon in a V formation.

I contemplated on how amazing my life is, now that I have my daughter in it.  I even forgot to take pictures for posterity!

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Well, we should do this more often.

“Tomorrow!” she suggests and I nod in agreement.

Did something magical happen to you yesterday?

Get Up, Floss & Stretch

Entrepreneur Andrew Chen does something cool and unique with a Post-It.

“I have (it) taped to the monitor that says:  3pm – Floss – Drink water – Stretch  and I have an alarm on my computer that fires at 3pm.  I try to remember to do that every day, though I’m not great at it.”

Find time to smell the flowers…amidst columns of books

How do you take breaks while working? How do you keep smiling even during stressful, work-filled days?