The Good, The Bad, and My Mom

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That's my mom standing next to Father Totman -- Mom's the one without the beard.

The bad thing about having a blog that your mom reads is that you have to edit yourself and be mindful of the image you present to the online world. The good thing about having a mom who reads your blog is that it helps you to edit yourself and be mindful of the image you present to the online world.

That’s the great thing about mom’s: they’re there to cheer you on when the good happens, to pick you up when you’re sad, and to scold you when you’re bad.

Then the day comes when you no longer perceive yourself as the absolute center of the universe – seems like yesterday – and you realize that your mom needs a cheerleader too. She also needs someone to pick her up when she’s sad. But what do you do when she’s been bad?

My mom’s been bad. She’s been bad in a way that was once good but is now bad because it is bad for her to be so good and now she needs to learn to be good at being bad so she can be good again.

Confused? Let me put it another way…

My Mother has spent most of her life living way outside the center of her own universe. But Mother has been told that if she doesn’t start taking care of herself, put her health and her self at the center of her universe and at the top of her own To Do List, she may not be here To Do It anymore. And that’s bad. Very bad.

So here I am, the day before her birthday, knowing she’ll read this post, knowing she won’t be very happy with me for saying so and knowing she’ll forgive me (lucky for me, Mom and God have a lot in common).

Please, Mom, read the book, do the work, make yourself the center of your own universe for a while. We need you!

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” –Helen Keller

YESTERDAY’S EXERCISE: Pew Aerobics and Choir Walks (I still have a hard time processing and singing and reading at the same time – I blame the choir robes)

TODAY’S EXERCISE: 30 minutes Yoga Practice

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~ by Kimberly Mason on January 19, 2009.

One Response to “The Good, The Bad, and My Mom”

  1. Good for you Kim. To Kim’s mom: Kim and I want you to be a around to scold her when she’s bad and love her always for a very, very long time. Take care of yourself please!!!
    signed Momless

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