Parenting Series… Today!


Today is the tomorrow you worried about and all is well! Isn’t that neat?

Sometimes I can’t believe how good the world is…how much it gives us and our kids.

Even when we worry or let those monkey minds of ours rule the roost, she (the universe) still gives us what we’d prefer. (wink) She gives us possibility, fruitfulness and good, good things. Mmmm.

Though we’re over two weeks into May, the Momtra for this month is the following: Today is the tomorrow I worried about and all is well, repeat 3x. Are you smiling reading that? Me too.

It being Mother’s Day month, let us remind ourselves what our Mothers and Grandmothers have told us…we can be whatever we want to be. The world is our oyster. And…we are what we think about most of the time.

We ARE what we think about most of the time.

What are you thinking? Are you worrying or warrior-ing through with positivity?

Are you sharing your strength and the possibility for happiness with your children? …your deep knowing that all is as is should be?

From your thoughts, words and actions you are showing them we receive gifts even when they come wrapped in sand paper.

Enjoy the lessons of today. Don’t think about tomorrow.

And, enjoy being proven right (or wrong) because your life is indeed part of a, beautiful, beautiful world…



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About the Author: Michelle Ghilotti Mandel is a writer, certified yoga teacher and graphic designer running her own heartful design and branding studio, ghilotti ink, for over 10 years. Michelle is writing the how to be a walking Momtra book (blog: and is a guest blogger for Happiness Series, the Elephant Journal, and the When she’s not grooving with any of the above, she is running (usually to yoga), sleeping on the Great Wall of China, becoming an expert in expat living and, surprisingly, not making many other plans. She keeps a 5 x 4 foot canvas entitled “The Things that Make Me Happy,” which she is happy to announce will never be finished. She lives in Los Angeles with her five year old son and husband. Michelle’s blogging for Happiness Series about Happiness, Motherhood, finding a balance in life, and having fun!

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