Today a highly honoured woman died. Maya Angelou was a master of words that reached to the core of so many. I took her words for granted but today read them with a new clarity…
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
This IS embrace happy. These words are my mantra. These words are how everyone should live. This week I have been knee-deep in stress. Ella’s 6th Birthday Party is on Saturday. We’re having a Frozen Sing-a-Long party and swimming at my in-law’s house. 8 of Ella’s friends will be singing “Let It Go!” at the top of their lungs for 3 hours. Will they care that I didn’t get Frozen plates and napkins? Will they care what anything looks like? No! All they will care about is having fun!
Tomorrow, I’m not going to stress about party prep. Tomorrow I am going to have fun with my children on our Half Term day. Tomorrow I am going to “Let It Go!” Tomorrow I am going to make sure my children feel loved, have fun and will not forget that feeling. What will you do tomorrow? Embrace Happy!