By Jackie Madden Haugh
As a bit woman, Jackie Madden Haugh was once taught through her mom and dad that there have been forms of heartbeats: person who served because the lifestyles strength in the actual body, sending blood and oxygen to all components of the physique, and one other that resided within the spirit, a paranormal pulse that nourished the soul. yet, it wasn't until eventually Jackie grew to become a caregiver to either her mom and dad of their declining years, and suffered via a divorce, that she came across the genuine technique to feed the soul was once by means of residing a existence in consistent gratitude. Being grateful for the entire wonders in lifestyles is straightforward, that takes no attempt. yet, whilst we are appreciative for the demanding situations and heartbreaks thrown our method, for these are our classes, we are lead down the winding highway to our nice turning into; who we have been born to be. 75 Beats to a cheerful Heart are common inspirational, humorous, and smooth brief tales from Jackie's column within the Los Altos city Crier. via trying to find pleasure within the minutia of her days; these special...
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She gave me the tools to stand straight and to love the life I’ve been given without fear, without hesitation. Today, I still suffer the curse of the damned when it comes to my children’s heartaches. I can’t help it, but their pain is my pain, and as the old saying goes, I’m only as happy as my least happy child. I now know it was the same for her, but that doesn’t give us permission to smother our children. When this warrior princess gets that suffocating feeling that I have to make it all better for any one of my kids, I close my eyes, feel my mother’s presence, and listen for her words.
Kissing me on the cheek, she finally divulged her secret to setting me free, “I knew one day I wouldn’t be here to protect you. ” A week later, I was a girl without her mother, her best friend, and felt so alone. I look back on those days and think how fortunate I was to have her as a mother. She gave me the tools to stand straight and to love the life I’ve been given without fear, without hesitation. Today, I still suffer the curse of the damned when it comes to my children’s heartaches. I can’t help it, but their pain is my pain, and as the old saying goes, I’m only as happy as my least happy child.
When I met my children’s father, I finally got some real action and later, with the arrival of our four children, the kissing never stopped. In their youth, my ancient bedtime custom became crucial for me. It was my last chance in the day to connect with them, let them know they were safe and immensely loved. Finding my way under the covers as I tucked their small bodies in, I’d dust butterfly kisses all over their sweet, innocent faces. When that became a little too weird for their liking, I’d pretend I had something extremely important to say.
75 Beats to a Happy Heart by Jackie Madden Haugh