A Quiet Reminder for Today – Keep learning.


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller

I had not planned to post today, but this morning when I woke up, I felt a moment of gratitude and thought about how many lessons I am learning each day from everyone here and in my daily life.  I then lay in my bed and wondered what I would learn today (thanks to KSP who did EVERYTHING to get the twins ready this morning (in full transparency this may have contributed to my ability to recognize my moment), thanks babe!)…In the spirit of my moment,  I thought I would share something educational that has recently made me happy. I watched this link called, “If I Had a Daughter”.  It’s a lovely spoken word poem from a lovely woman who is an inspiration herself in her work with our nation’s youth.

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If you have moment, check it out.  Don’t be derailed by the length as the poem is in the beginning so it won’t take too much time.  Additionally, if you choose to read the comments on the TED site, some are wonderful while others are go into the merits of her capabilities in writing “proper” spoken word poems.  If like me you love a positive message and admire those for that are able to find an interesting way to communicate it, don’t take the time to read the comments below the video as they merely rain on our collective parade, instead share the message with others and come back here and tell us what you think about her thoughts.

Lessons come in big and small and good and bad packaging,  just take he time to know when it’s happening and be grateful that you that you can honestly say you were living in the moment and ultimately you learned something.

Today is my new favorite day. I hope it yours too.

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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