On one of those aimless Whole Foods trips I found a mug in the clearance aisle and it made me smile, so I bought it.
This morning I randomly grabbed that mug out of the cabinet and it was the perfect antidote to two days snowed in the house with a mercurial toddler. It says:
live with intention.
walk to the edge.
play with abandon.
choose with no regret.
continue to learn.
appreciate your friends.
do what you love.
live as if this is all there is.
So I took a break from laundry and made my husband breakfast. I noticed my bored daughter and brainstormed in-door fun. I sat alone for five minutes and stretched my stiff, aching body. We tied on our homemade aprons and made cherry jello.
And I thought about those words and how to incorporate them into my days - and I know that I can't walk to the edge everyday. And that practicing wellness takes a lot of effort and that it's not always easy to laugh when being bossed around by a three year old, but it's okay to try.
So that's what I'll do.