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Summer - set aside time to celebrate life every day

"If you want to be happy, be! The world is but a canvas to our imaginations." - Henry David Thoreau

Happy Monday! It was such a beautiful morning!

Being outdoors, to feel the wind on your face, to see the peaceful beauty of the blue skies, to hear the happy tunes of the birds singing, to smell the sweet scent of the summer bloom and most of all to know that you're loved.

It's a Forrest Gump kind of day! I ran over 4 miles. Early morning solo run, a 30 minute P90x3 in between chores and organizing paperwork and paying bills.
Hubby came home early from work - gorgeous summer day, therefore, perfect day to run. I usually pray while I run but this time I tested my new FlipBelt. I put on the headphones, launched Nike Plus Running app with Taylor Swift’s 1989 album blasting while I pushed myself to lift my already exhausted legs -- but I'm not complaining because unlike the lyrics from TS's songs, I got to run side by side with my best friend who makes me feel breathless and totally loved even after over 2 decades.

Rested a little before we picked up THREE from the train station who had been working the whole day and wanted to get some much needed Vitamin D.  So how can a mother say no to her child? So there I was on the pavement again -  walking side by side with my son for another mile or two.

I was starving by the time we got home but the new generation of young neighbors with their little crumbcatchers was all hanging around -- I couldn't let such warm familiar scene pass by. Home cooked meal and homemade dessert had to wait. Good thing I had e+shotsand Vanilla+Cinnamon IsaLean shake earlier on.

So thrilled to be in this neighborhood - new families reminded me of when we moved in 20 years ago!

FOUR was playing basketball with the other newbies on the block. So many young families with new adorable babies -- best part -- we all got to meet the neighbors! Boy I love my street.

I got a call from TWO who's on tour and was in Missouri – what’s in Missouri?

I sometimes wish there's a remote control to pause everything else - because I'm always falling behind work and paperwork - preoccupied celebrating life.
Tomorrow's going to be crunch day to meet multiple deadlines.

( You can now read my adventures on Instagram @gottalovemom )


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