Eventually we all get old; some of us who are lucky that is. Our energy level will go down. Our eyes will loose colour, become less intense. No matter how much exercise you do, no matter how many greens you eat, no matter how positive you are- time will eventually take its toll. Your face would get covered in even more wrinkles. Your joints will get inflamed and stiff. You will have less energy and you will fall asleep easily.
Every morning is a new beginning. Today is the only day that we have so far in our lives. So how do you choose your day to be? Positive? Mindful? Pleasant? Are you going to be present? You have to decide early in the morning what day you going to have. And then go and have your day exactly as you want it. And what if something unexpected happend? You can handle it.
My name is Marianna. I was trained as a pharmacist, later I re-trained to in health foods and managed a health food shop. My first son was born when I was 22, severely injured at birth; I had to learn to be Mum in a most unexpected way, all because the doctor in the delivery room believed in natural birth. Daniel was born with severe head injuries and Erb’s Palsy. Thankfully, the head injuries healed but the Erb’s Palsy will never heal.
In our garden we have inherited a few old trees. One is an ash tree that’s probably at least 100 years old, the other is an apple tree that was probably planted from seed soon after the house was built in the 1930’s. What’s great is that the apple tree still fruits, really big yellow and red coloured baking apples - not sure exactly what variety. However, I can tell you they make for really nice crumbles and compote in the summer.
Every Mum and Dad are heroes to me. The duties of loving care of running a household and taking care of kids. On one hand - everyone is doing it, so why is it so heroic? Ask your kids. Do they think that mum and dad are their heroes? I would like to start new trend - celebrating parenthood. So welcome to my new series of blogging about stress free and happy parenthood.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.