A New Bundle of Joy

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A New Bundle of Joy

I woke up at 4:30 AM after a good night’s rest. I meditated and had my morning coffee. Now, I’ll jump right in for a few hours and exercise for about an hour when I start to feel the need to move.

I am sitting in my Nana cottage checking items off my list—answering emails, preparing for the 20th anniversary celebration of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.

Life is full right now—such a time of celebration.

We have welcomed a new member of our family. Jazz delivered her fourth baby into this world, Cambree Taylor—a second granddaughter who will be two weeks new on Friday.. She’s a beauty!

I’ve been blessed to be at all the births of my grandchildren. Labor and delivery is an incredibly intimate time, just my daughter, her husband, the doctor, and two nurses present.

To see Cambree immediately begin her process of living was just heart expanding—opening those eyes to light, breathing and listening to the sounds that must feel so loud to her newborn ears.

Reliving that moment, I am reminded of the anonymous quote, “Life is not about the number of breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.”

Each birth I’ve attended has reminded me how precious life is—and how we are guardians of the Earth, not just for ourselves, but for these new beings that will occupy this place many years after we are gone.

It is for this reason we matter to the future world. Our actions count. Making the world a better place one person at a time matters to future generations. Peace matters. Kindness matters.

I was so happy to also have my own parents present to meet Cambree.

It must be an amazing thing to hold your newborn great granddaughter and know that a part of you is carried forever forward.

I feel so blessed—celebrating 20 years of Don’t Sweat Wisdom and celebrating Cambree beginning her human and spiritual journey. The thought that I may play a small role in her development is a privilege. The joy is simply immeasurable. It takes my breath away.

Thank you for celebrating with me!

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