To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today was Braden’s last day of school – he is officially heading to first grade. Last week he told me that he was so excited about Friday, because there would be no more school! Today, however, when it was time to leave school, he was very sad and started crying. “I am going to miss seeing my teachers and friends,” he told me.
I reminded him that he’ll get to go back next season and asked him what his plans for summer are. His reply? “Two things, Mommy: 1 – Go to the pool. 2 – Relax.”
I like the sound of that. Happy Summer Vacay, Friends!
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
A picture paints a thousand words
As one door closes another door opens
And two wrongs don’t make a right
Now good things come to those who wait
Take the highs with the lows dear
You’ll get what you’re given and everything’s gonna be alright.
What the fuck do you know?
Just cause you’re old you think you’re wise
But who the hell are you though?
I didn’t even ask for your advice
You wanna keep your mouth shut
You wanna take your thoughts elsewhere
Cause you’re doing in my nut
And do you think I care?
Say what you say
Do what you do
Feel what you feel
As long as it’s real.
I said take what you take
And give what you give
Just be what you want
Just as long as it’s real.
The goldenrod is yellow; The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down.
~Helen Hunt Jackson
Charm is a product of the unexpected.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
embrace the day
hunt monsters, bugs
build forts, high walls
cherish simple pleasures
i so love this little boy