Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sleeplessness and Mantra Alterations

It was a long weekend that has us desperately working to fall into "routine" again.  I am not sure that this entire household ever adjusted to the time change??  Its been at least two weeks of much interrupted sleep, and it has me quite baffled as I've always considered myself a master sleeper.  I'm hoping these are just mishaps--or adjustments to our new home and the spring forward that will settle themselves quickly. 

I haven't a whole lot to say today, except that I've gone ahead and changed the words to my mantra.  I am allowed this, right?  It is mine...and yesterday and today and the days going forward it will still be appropriate and fitting.  Seems life has required that I participate in a mini-course on bravery, and as my journal would attest, I have many thoughts and words on the subject.  So, when I have more than five minutes, I'll share more.  It's the lessons that we pull from our lives that I believe are important to share with one another.

But for now, since my children need tending, the mantra change.
I'm still looking for a quote credit...Anyone?

is now this:

You have to be brave with your life
so you can teach your children
how to be brave with theirs.

It only takes a few words about the children to re-gear and make appropriate life-alterations. 

What is YOUR mantra?

Blessings to you on this rain-free Wednesday,


Jennifer D March 23, 2011 at 11:13 AM  

Rain Free! Fabulous.
I don't have a Mantra but I sure like yours, it is right.

Libbie March 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM  

Cassie I LOVE it! I try to live like that too! It is so important! Fun too :) You are such a role model & I know all that love you have for your kiddos...they will soak everything right up! Take care!

Ana* March 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

I don't have a mantra but I think yours is very inspirational... I love it

Katharine March 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

I've never actually written down a Mantra.. but I love how inspiring and true yours is!
Blessings on your day as well!
(We don't have rain either...we have snow)

Amanda March 23, 2011 at 4:02 PM  

I love it! The original quote was how I found and fell in love with your blog. I don't know that I have a mantra, but it's probably something like this one. <3

Loredana March 23, 2011 at 8:37 PM  

That is a great mantra. Incorporating the kids into your mantra is wonderful because really it is our kids that make us brave. And it is only through us that they can learn to be brave also. I don't know if I have a specific mantra i go to for each day of my life but i know something that has stuck in my head for a long time after having read it in 'Zen and the Art of Happiness' is 'Life doesn't Make Mistakes'. It is this piece of a saying that I took to bed with me many a nights when i wondered why we lost our baby but then had a beautiful baby girl almost a year later. In the end we constantly question the things that haven't turned out for us and instead maybe we should just know that there is a reason for all of it because maybe it isn't really a mistake.

Another 'zen saying' in the book was 'Everything possible happens for the best possible reason' or something like that, I have to look that one up again but I've kept that close to me also.

A Serenade for Solitude March 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

It is always so nice to hear from you ladies! I didn't have a mantra until this one, and I find it helpful in my life right now.

Loredana-thank you for sharing those words. They are comforting, indeed. Hugs to you. You are one strong, blessed, wise mama. xx

ann March 25, 2011 at 12:43 PM  

I love your mantras!! Your sweet children are so lucky!! :) :)

Shelley March 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM  

I love this. It's so inspiring. I am also MADLY in love with the picture. Is this something you made? I want to know more... decoupage-newspapers-paint?? Fill me in.

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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