This. Is. Amazing. Root down to rise up. They say this all the time in hot yoga and it resonates with me in every single way. Last summer-chilling at the splash pad for a quick picture
Physically, I know that you must build yourself up from the bottom to the top through the middle to feel good.
Mentally, I know that you must put your own oxygen mask on first before serving others.
Spiritually, I know you must believe in something bigger than you to be humble and resilient in this wild world.
Mom-ally, I know I must lead by example and say what I mean and mean what I say to raise, healthy, happy well adjusted kids.
Personally, I know I am accountable to myself, for my actions, decisions and words to grow and evolve as a person.
Why are some days so hard? And why does it look so easy for everyone else on the social media?
Well, my friends it’s all about the swan.
Like my grandma Ardie used to say, SWIM and PADDLE like crazy (under the water) and SMILE with POISE and dignity on top of the water. Then REPEAT the very next day and everyday thereafter. Also, make your bed everyday. That’s important too. As a mom to 3 little humans, making my bed may be the only thing I actually finish today. So make that bed!
I write and share on this mom blog because no matter what it looks like on the Instagram or the Facebook, everyone is paddling like crazy under water just like you and me. Of course, I enjoy the pretty part on top, who doesn’t?! But, I like the real stuff and talk about the “underwater part” which makes the pretty part even bette if you ask me.
Now, roll on summer so I can work on my kiddie, splash park tan. 🙂