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Saturday Summary

It's a GLORIOUSLY sunny Saturday here in my part of the world!  It's so strange to have such mild temperatures in mid-February.  I've committed to getting outdoors this weekend, but my daughter isn't as enthusiastic.  I've got a ton of things to do, so if I can't convince her to get outside later today, it'll be tomorrow for sure.

Here's my week in review:

Sunday: I wrote about failure after a discussion with my brother earlier in the day.  In short, I believe most of what we consider as failures aren't failures at all.  I reframed my definition of failure and shared two of the factors that contributed to that change.

Monday: This Grammy-hangover post highlighted my love of music and how I let up on my daughter's typically strict schedule to enjoy it with me. :)

Tuesday: I had to write about love on Valentine's Day, right?  I got lots of love in my life and I am OVERWHELMINGLY grateful.  This post gave you a sneak peek behind my closed doors to reveal our "special love question."

Wednesday: I had a minor parental breakdown regarding my daughter's fear of the dark and of being alone in her room.  I now loathe the Three Little Pigs story as it has convinced my daughter that the Big Bad Wolf lurks in every single corner of our home.  (Update: I reviewed some online guidance and have seen some progress with my daughter's behavior.  Stay tuned...)

Thursday: This was my hooray, it's my Friday post!  I decided to take a day off to extend the long weekend just a bit more to get a ton accomplished!

Friday: This post was me laughing in the face of my plans made just 12 hours prior.  Part of being "open to what comes" means I may need to be a bit more fluid to accommodate various things that arise.  (BTW, I don't mean being responsive, I mean really listening and making changes when needed so that I'm honoring things that are important to me.)  My daughter's request to have me eat lunch with her at school resonated with me so loudly that I just had to make it happen.  And Friday was the perfect day to surprise her.  (Update: Our lunch was great!  She loved the one-on-one time!)

Consciousness isn't always deep, insightful, and beautiful.  Sometimes it's deep, insightful, ugly, and hard as all get out.  Other times, like Wednesday for me, it's surface, purely human moments where I'm at least tuned in to my beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions.  My experiences varied this past week and I'm grateful for them all.

Be open to what comes and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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