After a particularly distraught morning with the children and getting them off to school or summer camp as they like to correct me, I am sitting in my car hugging myself for a job well done, loving myself for the grace I showed my children this morning and for the grace I showed myself in the midst of a storm. 15 minutes to get to work is enough. 15 minutes to appreciate the gifts I have in this life, this life in general which means being alive, the ability to live a sober day in peace, and two healthy children who have lungs to scream, I am saying thank you. The present is truly a gift. Do not take it for granted. Xo and happy mama mode.