Finding balance in ones life is not always an easy task, especially if you are a mother. I am sure if you are a mother you are shaking your head and thinking “ain’t that the truth”. This past weekend brought to light this very issue in my life. I was fortunate enough to travel to LA for an awesome press junket. I flew solo on this event.
I found myself after hours of being away from my family missing them terribly and feeling out of touch with my life. However I found that as soon as I called them and spoke to my children and husband and their love and kindness were evident through the phone I felt at peace. It is this very emotion that grounds me and gives me the balance I need in my life.
Love and kindness of course is a two way streak and it is meant to be given and received. I find that my very essence of who I am seems to be my love for my family. I need that connection with them to feel balanced. For example if I become very busy at work and find after a few days I have not spent much time with my children or husband I get down and depressed. Sometimes it takes me a little bit to pin point what the problem is. I find that backing away and setting my work aside for some family connection always brings me right out of my mood and centers me once again.
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays I find myself stressed at times and often worried about getting this done or that done. But one act of kindness such as dropping off a pre wrapped gift under the wish tree or dropping some money into the Red Cross jar always manages to lift me up and bring me to a place of less stress and worry.
It is amazing what the human psyche is in need of. When such a simple act of love or kindness can bring a person from depressed to completely content, or stressed to calm. In my world as mother, wife, sister, and co-worker love and kindness center me and give me the balance I so strive for on a daily basis.
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