invoking a little moxie

It’s been a rough couple of days here in Nicholsclan-land. Entirely due to yours truly. We’re all so tightly bonded (or co-dependent) that every little mood that we have affects everyone else.

Like when Moxie bawls. Or Micah’s too tired. Or Mama Me is just… sad.

My being sad affects everyone and of course that makes me more sad. Sad-der.

So let’s get out of these blues by, as they say, Invoking a Little Moxie:

Did you read it? Funny, isn’t it, that she delivered that 10 days after a little girl named Moxie was born.

Funny, too, that Moxie’s Mommy needs to really look at the bits and pieces that talk about looking at life:

How valuable and fragile it is.
How short it is.
How important it is to be present.
To remember to take the time to “unplug” from all the technologies.
How important it is to tell everyone you love them, thank them, share with them, to say what you’re grateful for every day, write it down, say it out loud.
How you have to give it all that you’ve got in this lifetime.

and even more, that we all should:

Have moxie.
Think big.
Fail big.
Laugh at yourself.
Make a difference.

These are big thoughts on a big day. And incidently, a birth*day – my Ma turned 62!

Happy birthday, Ma! I’m glad you were born

Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.


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