Day 1, and all i could think of was "Hakuna Matata" words from my sons michaels favorite movie. Michael is 27 years old and physically and mentally challenged. as is birth age is 27 is but his mental age is 3. Michael has watched this movie over 1000 times, and recites the words from each character beginning to end. For some reason when i woke this morning, that is all i could think "No Worries". yet my excitement had me anxious what would be my first gift, and who would that be.. All day at work i dreamed of so many possibilites. Today the day began at 7 at work, with me teaching a variety of yoga classes, couple pilates classes, helping with camp, working with CFO on some equipment leases, and ending around 5:30pm. I was just exhausted. I just wanted to lay down and re-focus. BUT as i got home, my husband was feeling so sick, and laying on the couch, my son was listening to his music LOUD! my daughters had left dishes in the sick. the house was a mess, the 3 dogs, Annie, Lola, and Logan were all waiting their turn for my time.
I was just so overwhelmed from a 4 day -10 hour days, and still 1 1/2 more to go! I could feel myself just wanting to scream and yell at everyone for not helping. I could feel the anger rush inside myself. Then all of a sudden i remembered today was Day 1 and what would be my first gift, then it dawned on me, Just smile at everyone, except that today held a lot of emotions for them as well. My first gift would be to smile , laugh and just enjoy what needed to get done, and give my family the gift of love and acceptance.
Surprisingly I felt so good about this, i made dinner for everyone, cleaned up, played with the dogs, watered the garden, and ran to the store to pick up supplies for the carnival day at camp the next day.
Hakuna Matata Everyone!