Today is a day that wonderful things happen….

Why?
Because I have decided that wonderful things happen today!

What an incredible day!
I am without extra children today, just me and my girls.
That means I can take the car and head out on the open road.
I think we are going to head to the park.
Maybe Andrew Haydon, I haven’t been there yet this year.
We have to get out on this beautiful day!
How incredible it is to watch the world lift up with a fantastic day.
How happy everything seems when the weather just rocks!
The sun, the birds, the summer.
What more can you ask for!
No matter what today, Smile.
Nothing can be bad when you have a day like today.
Nothing is so bad when you can control your reaction and emotions,
and today make it easy to be happy!
Smile, the sun smiles on you.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you
-Maori proverb

 
Much love,
Jessica
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live with purpose even when soaking wet

Happy rainy Saturday!
I don’t have much to say today as I am heading to work in 10 minutes, but I wanted to post a wonderful quote that will give you good feelings for the day.
“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.”
β€” Maya Angelou
Have a wonderful day, whatever you are doing on this beautiful Saturday!
Much love,
Jessica
PS. As some of you who read my blog know, my mom was in the hospital this week. I am happy to report that she is doing OK and found out yesterday that it is no her heart causing her pains.
I love you mom!
Feel better soon πŸ™‚

books books books!

I have been reading like a mad woman!

In the last month I have finished reading “Sarah’s Key”
 I read “Something Borrowed”
I read “Angry Housewives eating bon bons”
and I read “Tales from a Yoga Studio”
I have now moved on to “Poser: my life in 23 yoga poses”
I have been really happy with all the books this month.
I already talked about Sarah’s Key and Something Borrowed, so I guess it is time to talk about the other two.
‘Angry Housewives eating bon bons’ is a fantastic book.
It made me thrive for more intense female camaraderie.
The book is about a book club that stays together for over 30 years.
Span from late 1960’s to the late 1990’s.
It show how woman adapt to the ever changing world around them but still maintain their sanity as woman, mothers and wives.  
I really liked how you got a look of how with each decade the world really did change.
But day to day life stayed the same, no matter what is going on around you.
It is written so you feel like you are part of the lives of all the members of the book club.
I loved it!
I would highly recommend it!
A wonderful girlfriend read!
“Tales from a yoga studio” is a beach read for yoga.
Think shopaholic series or anything written by Candace Bushnell, but for the yoga world.
It is about four woman who attend a yoga studio in LA.
Their common link is their yoga teacher, Lee.
It was very light and made me feel less attached to the characters then ‘Angry houswives’
(I like to read light books between the more intense read, almost to clear my mind from character attachments that I have developed. I tend to get to attached to characters in book that I love. )
It was a cute book, very predictable and very light.
I made me feel uncomplicated and happy.
I am now reading Poser: my life in 23 yoga poses.
It is non fiction narrative of a woman in Seattle and her journey with yoga and life.
It has been a while since I read a non fiction/self help book.
I got a little bored of the pretentious aspects of some non-fiction/self help books, so I took a break from them.
But this one seems different, it is really quite funny and down to earth.
I let you know more soon πŸ™‚
Have a wonderful day!
Much love,
Jessica

Smile and the whole world lights up around you!

Who says you have to be boring when you become an adult?
Who makes these rules?
In the last two weeks, I have been having alot of fun.
Laughing more and being happy.
I have come back to my roots.
I am indulging in things I always though were hilarious and things I always though were fun, but I began to believe that once you become an adult/mom/wife you need to drop these things and become more serious.
But who says?
Being a responsible adult is a must, but does that always have to equal serious?
I have been really trying to laugh more and have fun over the last coupleweeks (see last blog post),
and it has naturally drawn me to my roots.
The lessons I have learned in the last two weeks on my quest for fun and laughter is….
LIGHTEN UP!
Life is just way to short to be too serious.
SMILE MORE!
Especially when you don’t feel like smiling.
and at anything and everything,
like the picture at the top of this blog post, it may be cheesy but you can’t tell me it didn’t put a smile on your face πŸ™‚ 
“Everybody’s always drumming on about the future but I’m not letting it interfere with my laughs.”
– John Lennon

Have a wonderful day!
Much love,
Jessica

The melody of happiness

How often do you laugh?
How often do you simply have fun?
I don’t think I do enough.
Sometimes I feel like such a wet blanket, not laughing or having fun in the mundane activities of life.
I have the wonderful luck of being married to a man who thinks everything is a joke.
A man who smiles and laughs with his daughters all the time.
He has fun doing anything and is completly laid back.
He is the one who sings and dances and always seems to be having good time.
Then there is me.
The one who is always so serious.
So strict.
Always thinking of the stuff that needs to get done and stressing out.
Well that is going to change!
Right now!
Last night I went out to a hilarous movie (bridesmaids) with my wonderful girlfriend lindsay.
I laughed, We talked, it was fun.
I had fun.
I want to be the fun loving, dancing, singing, silly person.
I want to not stress about stupid things, like when will the bathroom get cleaned or who is going to vaccume today.
I know that this is going to be hard to change about me, my seriousness and anal qualties are quite instinctive for me, but I start today.
We always get a fresh start.
Each day is a new day to define how you choose to live your life.
Today I will laugh more.
Today I will have fun.
Today I will be a joy to be around.  
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. 
~Jean Houston

Have a wonderful day!

Much love,
Jessica

This too shall pass, I trust that it will.

It has been so long since I blogged last.
It has been a crazy 2 weeks.

I have a sick little girl (Charlotte) and a very demanding little girl (Chloe).
Also the two boys that I babysit during the week have been sick since Monday.
 This flu/virus going around is awful!

Chloe was kinda sick two weeks ago and now Charlotte is really sick.
Poor wee thing has no energy, can’t eat and is quite tired.

It is so hard to watch your children get sick.
Their little eyes staring up at you, all glassy and wet.
Always just on the cusp of tears.
It breaks my hears to see her so lethargic and down.

She seems to be on the tail end of her sickness.
I can see the light.
Their are the beginnings of my vivacious Charlotte coming back.
And I can’ wait.
I am exhausted.
I am truly lucky that I have stayed healthy all through this week, because even at 100% ,
this is a demanding job!

 
The problem is that Charlotte needs my extra attention and Chloe simply wants it.
Chloe has always had a jealous streak in her (especially when it come to my attention) and Charlotte has never really demanding much of anyone. She is so laid back.
So to have her sick is tough becasue she needs me more and her sister gets jealous.
But this to shall pass and we will all go back to being the way it was before.
Hopefully next week we can go back to our own special ‘normal’!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. 
I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. 
~Mother Teresa
Much love, 
Jessica