Simple smiles show the world we carry within.

December 26, 2011

Blog, Children, Family, Home, Inspiration, Life, Love

“Think of the world you carry within you.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Amidst what has been nonstop craziness over the past 3 days, I still stop frequently to capture simple moments with the minis.  Little things like a stroller ride, a bout of giggles or Q rocking his new hat are all special.  Simple but special.  They may not have all the glitz and glamour of presents and tree lights, but they are special in their simplicity.

Simple Smiles = A magic Moment

I have had almost no time to do anything since Christmas Eve, including anything on line, but these are the moments I make time for, for they are fleeting and cannot be had again.

So today, I wish the same for you, simple, lovely moments no matter what happens or swirls around you.  If the snapshots cannot be on a camera, they can still be in your heart and mind and with these simple moments come the world.  They are the world we carry within us of what is and what can be.  I hope you find some time today to relish in a moment. Even if it’s just one, take the time and let it settle over you and then let that moment allow today to be ‘yournewfavoriteday.’

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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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4 Comments on “Simple smiles show the world we carry within.”

  1. Bekr Says:

    Its these moments that make it all worthwhile!


  2. Bekr Says:

    Not sure if my last comment went through.
    It’s the littlest things that makes all the difference.
    I love hearing my baby niece laughing and seeing her smile. Simplicity at its best. Real smiles and silliness just make my day! I try to smile as much as I can because it just makes me feel better. And making someone else smile is a great feeling too!


  3. eof737 Says:

    I love their laughter… such beautiful little ones. 😉


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