“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” Thich Nhat Hanh
I have been putting off sending out my newsletter as I just could not come up with the time to create a blog post. Amidst the sleepless nights and swing pushing and meal prepping and laundry with a 5 1/2 year-old son and a 15-month old daughter, did I mention laundry? oh yeah, and work- I just couldn’t’ do it. Then I remembered the words of Thich Nhat Hanh. Yes, I do have more possibilities than procrastinating, stressing about not doing it, getting irritated about a ‘lack’ of time – and it came to me. Let it go (sorry for the inevitable Disney song popping into your head right about now). Don’t write a post this month!
So instead, I will share a few of my favourite mindfulness quotes that I often draw on in the thick of parenting — Thich Nhat Hanh’s being one of my favourites.
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – John Kabat-Zinn (who saw the quote on a surfboard)
“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” – Elizabeth Stone
“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“The most precious inheritance that parents can give their children is their own happiness. ” – Thich Nhat Hanh