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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Banana Nut Bread

I said I didn't have an article for you all today.  My 9-year old daughter had a rough Sunday.  She wasn't feeling very well and it carried over into her Monday. Since she had went to bed with a tummy ache and awoke in the middle of the night having an asthma attack and then woke up with a headache, and through it all still has a her primary arm broken, I decided to keep her home.

The truth is she could have gone to school.  But she really needed the rest.  She needed a break.  She was overwhelmed.  Instead of writing my article in the morning, I juiced us a big healthy breakfast to help get her immune system up. Instead of writing my article at noon, we had a "girls brunch" together with fancy glasses and had a lot of laughs.  Instead of writing my article in the afternoon, we baked together and made our grandmother's banana nut bread recipe with added figs and chocolate chips.  It was DELICIOUS!  Then we had some snuggle time, while the fall breeze blew through her window and she fell asleep, which was what she desperately needed.

Really, it was the perfect imperfect day.  It wasn't the day either one of us imagined - but we chose to see it and receive it as the gift it truly was.  Really, I didn't get a thing done.  But yet I did so much more.  Really, I didn't think I had an article for you today.  But since there is a lesson to be learned in all of lives moments -- whether perfect or imperfect, really, I did.  Really, I had the perfect day after all.

Thought of the Day:  Some days are not as we imagine they will be.  Go with the flow.  There are gifts to be had if you do.

Have a great day!

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