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Jennifer Wolf

The Twelve Days of Christmas Sanity: Day 12

By December 24, 2010

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On the twelfth day of Christmas,
I gave a gift to me:
Twelve minutes free,
Eleven dollars saved,
Ten positive thoughts,
Nine chores completed,
Eight friends assisting,
Seven hours sleeping,
Six forum comrades,
Five "Thanks, but no thanks,"
Four helpful kids,
Three best friends,
Two great big hugs,
And an evening out just for me.

When was the last time you ignored everything on your "To Do" list and just allowed yourself sit down and relax? I don't mean sitting down to watch TV, either, because--let's face it--TV time is often multi-tasking time. In between glances at the television, we're often folding laundry, writing grocery lists, etc.

No, when was the last time that you did nothing? On the surface, it might seem like a wasteful indulgence, but allowing yourself to just be for a few minutes each day will put you back in touch with you. Who you really are, how you want to parent, and where you want to go in life. Read More...

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