As my first Mother's Day approaches, I realize I have a choice about how I meet the day. I can lump it in with all of the other holidays and layer on expectations and ideas of what the perfect day would be like. Or, I can shift and greet this new day with acceptance and mindfulness. Since this is my first Mother's Day, I have a chance to set the tone for Mother's Days to come. Instead of creating expectations of what may or may not come to be, I will set a few intentions for my day.
May I spend my first Mother's Day in gratitude.
May I pause and enjoy the moments of this day.
May I spend the day free of technology.
For me, spending the day on a technology fast will support my intentions to be grateful and to be fully present for my first Mother's Day. It's all too easy to allow a screen to call my attention instead.
I have much to be grateful for...
I'm Joanna, mom to Stevie, who was born October 2014. I aspire to live and parent mindfully, so I can remain present for both the challenges and the beauty of life.