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Sassy Spirit

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When things aren’t going the way I’d like, I am not grateful. I forget my blessings. The grass seems greener and then eventually I shake my head and remember the greatness in my life.

Is it always easy? No. I have five kids that range from six months old to seventeen.  My four year old son is a badass already.  Does he test me daily?  A hundred times and 1/4 of the time, I’ll yell. Do I ALWAYS have laundry to do and crumbs constantly on my floor? YES. And does that even matter? No. It’s a hassle, don’t get me wrong. But thinking of the people who lost their loves ones on the Malaysian flight yesterday, instant shift within to compassion and love for them, and gratitude for my loved ones. Life is too short to get caught un in the boringness of the mundane. I love asking the questions like…in five years will this be important to me?

Working from home is awesome for many reasons. I can meet with clients via Skype, talk business opportunities on the phone, and answer messages from my Beach Body customers, blog from home, work on my books, etc. and be with my kids. But my home isn’t my escape then. It’s not a refuge when crumbs and Lego multiply on the floor overnight. I’ve had unfolded laundry sitting in a not just one basket, but two, for quite a few days. Don’t worry, it’s patient. Laundry always waits. Summer is so fun, but it gets crazy here and my kids need to eat a snack every twenty minutes.

I won’t lie. There have been moments when I fantasized about just being a housewife again, with only lottery dreams, and no aspirations of a career, or writing at all. Then I remember who I am and that I would never be satisfied with that. Words were yearning to come out and left unexpressed were quite toxic to my being. The call of my own soul calls me to be bigger, bolder, grander, fiercer, and more daring. All the striving can tire me out if it’s not balanced with being present in the moment and seeing how great things already are. How great I already am. It’s out of surviving and into thriving. I am great full. I’m full of great. Gratitude is the attitude perfect for receiving.  Blessing to all that your cup may runneth over.

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