I was in an airport recently and I saw this little bird scurrying around. He was walking right up to the waiting passengers and looking for crumbs they might have left behind. I noticed that he was missing part of his foot but he didn’t seem to miss a beat. He flew and fluttered around like any other bird. I watched this little creature while I was reading my book for over an hour and I came away thinking he might have been the happiest little bird I’d ever seen. It reminded me of this quote:
I love starting off my family’s day with a good quote or saying. Sometimes it’s just a simple “make good choices today” and other times it’s something a little more specific to help my daughter get through the day. I write quotes down from movies, books, Pinterest and even the adorably funny quotes from my 6 year old daughter. They are little tidbits of wisdom…..”Cliff’s Notes” I want to remember to model each day around.
My daughter’s sentences she writes in school get me every time….I love her great attitude:
Note: Yes, my daughter thinks she has legally changed her name to “Boo”….and has even convinced the school.
I wish I could freeze time for her.
Here are a few favorite quotes. I’ve paired a few of them up with my morning Instagram hiking shots…..it’s beautiful here in the Southern California desert. I hope today you are as happy as can be:
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The Art of Happiness 1 of 7I work on this every day. What can I do without? How can I live with less? How can I pass this on to my daughter?
For What It’s Worth 2 of 7I love this quote from Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's never too early, it's never too late, there are no rules....
You’re Out There 3 of 7I'm out there every day! Making mistakes by the boatload....
Considerate 4 of 7My mission in life: to raise a considerate, humble, hardworking child who has empathy and compassion.
Show Them How 5 of 7My daughter said to me today: I don't know the names of anyone in my pottery class. I asked her if she had introduced herself and she said no. We made a plan that next time she would take the initiative and ask her classmates names and what grades they were in to break the ice and make it easier on everyone!
Without Your Consent 6 of 7Another quote I used today with my daughter only I changed the words a bit: no one can make you feel bad about yourself!
Self Pity 7 of 7I first wrote this quote down after seeing G.I. Jane years ago. The rest of the quote is: A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
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