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Archive for December, 2011

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”

Bob Newhart

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”

Irish Proverb

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”

Yiddish Proverb

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

Victor Borge

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”

Milton Berle

I was walking to Newton Centre with my four youngest kids, on a mission to make cupcakes. There’s a place there where you can make your own!  Plus they sell a buncha cupcake paraphernalia that Supermom just loves. I’ve loved cupcakes–the visual, not so much the taste–for as long as I can remember.  It’s a super happy thing for me. My kids n I draw em often.

 

It’s a 30 minute walk each way and I was pushing the twins in a double stroller. Sagey, age 7, was pushing Phoenix, age 4.

 

My kids are good sports so I was surprised to hear Sagey begin to complain.  “I’m tired. It’s hot,” etc. On and on it went. I kept focusing on the positive–the sky, the grass, the cupcake decorating coming soon–when Phoenix, being pushed in the stroller, said, “I not tired at all!”

 

Sagey and I laughed so hard that she forgot that she was tired.

 

Laughter is the great distracter and healer. And it’s free and available to you 24/7. Go get you some.

 

“Laughter lightens, enlivens, and heals.”
Taylor Wells

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”

Virginia Satir

“Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.”

Jim Rohn

“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”

Walt Disney

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli