Let’s face it, this might be the ONE day of the year when you get asked the question, “What do you want?” Instead of sticking with traditional flowers & massage, why not use this day as an excuse to genuinely answer the question.
What is it that I really, really, really want?
I believe this is a spiritually profound question that deserves our time and attention.
If there were NO RULES, and NO CONSEQUENCES, what would I do with a whole day just for ME?
If I COULD NOT care what people thought and had NO FEAR, what would I do for MY mother’s day?
I’m sure you could tell me in 5 seconds what your kids want, your husband wants, your mother and your mother-in-law want and what they all want for you. Leave them in the house for a minute, climb up on the roof and dream with me for just a while.
If you could do anything in the whole wide world, what would your heart desire?
Would you wake up in Hawaii and go to bed in Paris?
Would you sing in a Broadway musical? Go shopping in London wearing one of those wacky royal hats? Would you spend the day asleep in bed or re-enact your Vegas bachelorette party?
What do you really, really, really want?
Without judgment or filters or “I could never do that”. Just you, remembering what it’s like to dream again.
Asking this question connects you with your spirit, that part of you that has gotten lost along the responsible parenting journey and taking care of everyone else’s needs. It doesn’t mean you are a bad parent to want what you want, it’s just an exercise to show you where you are out of balance.
It’s okay to admit that you want more alone time or “receiving” time, where other people cook and cater to your needs for a change. Don’t let your dreams scare you, just asking the question will make your spirit feel heard. Maybe you want to hold a baby all day? It doesn’t mean you have to have another, it just means you long for that sweet, connected, nurturing side of your personality. Longing for adventure travel? That might mean you are ready for your next stage of personal growth and learning.
One year, I craved productivity and accomplishment so I painted my dining room. Another year, I spent the day alone in nature. Now I like to spend two nights in a hotel by myself, feel free to get creative. This mother’s day, ask yourself what you really want and then do something that will give you that same feeling. Notice how just thinking about it changes your state of being. You feel more expansive, more relaxed and FREE (and you haven’t even left your computer yet!). I’d LOVE to hear what your heart is desiring, jump on over to my facebook page and share it so we can all enjoy that feeling.