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Friday, October 16, 2009

Calm before the storm.....

"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul."
-- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

This is me this morning. Don't I look calm? I am feeling pretty calm, too, despite the fact that my list is long and I just burned through 3 hours with my son in preschool on a silly issue that (gratefully) turned out to be nothing.

This is me being calm. I will look at this photo, when, a week from now, I am NOT calm. To prevent myself from freaking out at all of my to do's, I typically create a list so that I can have some control over them and knock them down one at a time.

As you think of the hectic holiday season, think of me and this face. I am sure that I won't always look this calm, but the good stuff is coming up. And I just want to be calm enough to remember it and enjoy it.

Come January, I'll be so bored out of my mind I will miss the hectic pace!


  1. I love your work and wish you a happy, successful and relatively calm holiday season! :)

  2. Thanks Monica! You are too kind. I am excited for the next few months, as busy as they will be!