I have been getting coffee at Starbucks forever. It used to be everyday and then, when times were tough financially, maybe once a month. Lately, I've been going at least once a week which is a real treat. Everytime I get a drink I have been saving the new Oprah Winfrey sleeves. Those sleeves are an affirmation for my life.
"You are here not to shrink down to less,
but to blossom into more of who you really are."
I often get bogged down with my own negativity that the little things, like quotes on a coffee sleeve, make me feel better...way better. This weekend I vowed to myself to be more present and "blossom" in the little things life has to offer.
I woke up on Saturday morning and forced myself not to check my email and instagram on my phone. I woke up before everyone else and made breakfast (their favorite - crepes). The only reason I even touched my phone was to put on Pandora that morning. I went about my day and stayed pretty much unplugged. The only times I went on my phone was to take a photo or two that the kids requested to have on instagram. Other than that, I don't have a single phone pic to commemorate this weekend.
And that's perfectly fine. I was present and blossomed into who they really needed. My kids deserve to have Mommy fully present...listening to their stories...hearing them sing in the backseat...watching them play in the ocean and build sandcastles...hearing them coo and cuddle their new godsister. I need to be there, all of me, not part of me. My hubby noticed, too. He set his phone down too when he noticed I wasn't playing on mine. We were all just together. It was nice.
I blossomed this long weekend. I didn't do a 360 on how I am, but I taking little baby steps into who I know I am was good. I'm proud of myself. I made sure to compliment myself this morning. I made sure I told myself that I was beautiful and to be grateful for this new day.
Baby steps into blossoming into the the person I really am. Yes, that's what I'm doing. Slow and steady...it wins the race, I heard :)