Today is President's Day and I think about these school holidays in terms of what we USED to do, with the kids when they were little, and myself when I was a kid: skiing at Stratton and long weekends on cold February slopes of icy terrain and windy chairlifts and I literally mist up. At the time I was frozen, banged up from falling and trying to keep up with my big brother. Then the kids made the trek back up to Vermont with me and suffered the same way and now I think: those were the good old days!
Its time for me to get out of my basement and be more aware of how to live in the present, enjoy today, and the grown teenagers who no longer share the same holidays as each other (or me at times since my shipping of the magazine doesn't stop for their spring break) and I think: snap out of it. Yes, those were great times, despite the discomforts, but there are great times to be had now.
I'm on my way to LA to appear on TV for the book, The Talk, on CBS, is hosting me and I am so grateful for the chance to help other women be happier in their day to day lives. My husband is coming too, for a business meeting so these are good times. After all, I saw my scrumptuous daughter yesterday, and my 17-year-old son recently, so the fact that we aren't all together on a chairlift is just fine. I have to pinch myself and say: life is good. Now is it. That's the pearl from the basement. Live in the present and think: Now is it!
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