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A tea party that almost didn't happen!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

emoticon Do you know how we are to be mindful of what we eat and be mindful about our exercise. Today, I was mindful of my surroundings. I guess some days it is great to be around family, and other days we make excuses to go home early! Yesterday, I made an excuse to leave my mom's house because there were seven kiddos there and some loud adults. I just had to get away.
Today, I spent the day with my mom and my cousin. (I call her my aunt!) I was so mindful and grateful of the time with those two. We laughed and did a little love jabs about whether mom was going to run over a few dozen pedestrians! I held my breath a lot today. I did have fun, but just being with those two and realizing how close they stayed all those years, made me look at the noise and confusion of those get together times differently. I should be grateful. I should be mindful of those times as fleeting, and appreciate them more.
I went to my mom's house after our garage sale shopping and again the cousins came in and mom's little two bedroom apartment filled to the brim with laughter and talking and kids fussing. I was not wanting to leave. I guess I realized, I was hearing it all differently. I even had a tea party with my great niece! To think of the memories made that could have been lost if I would have went home early, so not to be inconvenienced with the noise and confusion. When did I become that person? I love my family! I'm feeling really grateful and looking at planning some family times with the whole gang. emoticon
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