Some mothers shared they have a habit of waiting around to see if their children who are home from college will be free to do something with them. The wait made them feel resentful that they wasted their day.
Their children did not ask them to wait around. A woman who is not a mother said that she is joining a local community garden for a day to help out and seed some new energy in the dirt.
Some shared they are having house guests and left a list of FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE CITY, so they wouldn't get burned out helping them for four days.
Karen booked a city tour in her own city with a roof top opening van. She wanted to make a plan for something she has never done. Her family is not around and there is no HUNT or MATZAH.
You can easily get seduced and lose a day on your computer. You can wait and see what you want to do or you can plan the night before and get out the door on the weekend doing what you don't usually.
Elizabeth planned for two friends to come over and bring their favorite photos from their past. Each person also brought food to share. They talked about the photos and had great time together. Elizabeth sent each home with a seed packet to plant in their home to celebrate new beginnings.
People like to gather and get uplifted with new places and energy. What would be fun for you to do in the month of April?
Natalie Caine M.A.
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