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Mr. Mundane and I, quite often on this page, have crossed paths with gratitude and warmth.

Remember how Urgency and Importance don’t mean the same thing,or why letting the laundry pile up on some days is the best thing possible and what about the last time you did something that you loved?

Yes, the common thread in it all is the idea that relishing this moment, this present moment, comes with a great deal of practice.

This was brought home to me, in a different way, early this morning. Gy has always been a relatively strong child, constitutionally. Today, my strong child fell ill with a severely upset tummy and the protective Mama Bear in me emerged, telling her to stay home and ride out the problem with rest and fluids. To my surprise, she refused as she had an important day at school- one with a full Β rehearsal for an upcoming event- and she put her foot down, saying she MUST go. I was speechless and to be honest, a little annoyed.

Just as I was about to throw a fit, asking her to listen, she put her hand on mine and said, ‘I promise I will call you if I don’t feel well.’

In the next few minutes, she was aboard the bus and I was standing there, wondering when the parent and the child had reversed roles. I even came home and confided in a couple of friends that I was sitting by the phone all morning, biting my nails, hoping that the phone would NOT ring, asking me to dash over to school.

The day ended and she returned. Nothing untoward had happened.

Sometimes, we just need to let go. We gain so much more from that, than in all our illusions of control.

Relish the Moment. It is here for a reason.

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Shailaja V

Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.


Nabanita · November 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

True Shailaja..sometimes we just need to let go…It's a scary but warm feeling, isn't it?

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Kathy Combs · November 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

It is so scary to let go of them, isn't it? Makes me feel so empty inside, but let go we must. β™₯

Laurel Regan · November 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

I can only imagine what a challenge that must have been. Thank you for sharing your perspective and insight.

Lollipop Goldstein · November 18, 2014 at 2:55 am

It's a hard act; letting go, understanding that they know themselves. Good job stepping aside and letting her go.

elly stornebrink · November 18, 2014 at 9:27 am

Letting go is challenging and admirable, especially when your child is ill. Glad that you were able to endure and find your precious child well at the end. πŸ™‚ <3

Rajlakshmi · November 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Loved how you let her go and trusted the words of the little angel. She is going to be one strong girl πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · November 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Very scary, Naba. But, we live and we learn.

Shailaja V · November 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

I doubt I will ever be able to do it completely. This mothering thing is hard!

Shailaja V · November 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Thank you for reading,Laurel πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · November 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

At eight years, you doubt if they can do things themselves and they turn around and surprise , nay, shock you!

Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · November 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Very true, Ellly. Thank you for stopping by!

Shailaja V · November 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I certainly hope and pray that is so, Raj. I lost count of the number of times I have held on to her, not willing to let her go πŸ™‚

Vidya Sury · November 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I know that feeling. They are so much stronger than we are, because they see the simple logic. πŸ™‚ We enjoy complicating!

Glad she's okay, Shailaja! Take care!

Shailaja V · November 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm

That is very true, isn't it? How effortlessly they sail through life and here we go, plodding through it all.

Thanks for the words of comfort, Vidya πŸ™‚

totschooltotallyawesome · November 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Shailaja, the other day I wrote a post on 'the illusion of control'; it is in my saved post πŸ™‚ I wrote it after my Dad fell and had a skull fracture with a 7cm clotin his head, which if untreated would have led his to lose his memory and speech; he was on a picnic from his office; and this happened. 4 hr surgery and 3 months later he is fine, but that incident just scared the sh*t out of all of us! I am glad, your daughter is strong-willed πŸ™‚ And that she is fine if not better. i really need to 'let go' on most days too…. I just hold on so tight; I scare myslef.

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