I’m wired to wake up at 5:30 a.m., so waiting in bed a few hours with a growling stomach isn’t appealing. And foot massages have never been part of my Mother’s Day fantasy.
One year I just asked for everyone to simply not fight for the day. I think we went to an amusement park to facilitate this, even though roller coasters make me throw up.
Wake-up call: Life becomes a lot simpler once you discover the power of mindfulness to ensure your own happiness on Mother’s Day and every day.
What is Mindfulness?
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk and founder of the meditation app Headspace, defines mindfulness as:
“The intention to be present in the here and now, fully engaged in whatever is happening, free from distraction or judgment, with a soft and open mind.”
I stumbled into mindf…