Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Men In My Life

This post is to give a shout out to my dad and the other top men in my life. My dad is venturing into the world of web logs and has started following my blog, everyone say hello. In true daddy fashion he says it's fantastic and he loves it. I have two older brothers; the oldest is one of my first followers, and the other I don't think has ever seen a blog, yet. Of course my husband has no choice but to hear my thoughts on a daily basis and I am quite sure he is happy I have this additional outlet. My family ties in well to recent thoughts about how I came to this point of focusing on mindfulness. I don't remember it being a sudden realization such as many people have after suffering from an illness or tragedy. One of the conclusions I have come to is that it has always been in me. My dad was a wildlife officer and pilot for the state of NC and both of my parents came from farming families. We were taught to appreciate wildlife and nature, respect the balance of things, and have gratitude for the blessings in our life. We also learned from our parents example to be caring, compassionate, and thoughtful. This was a pretty good foundation to start life with. All of this has carried into the life I now share with my husband and hopefully have passed on to our daughters.


  1. Hi Maria's Dad- Maria, it seems you have received a lovely and strong foundation to build your life on-lucky you!

  2. Welcome Maria's Daddy! You have a talented daughter and am proud to have "met" her. Were it not for blogging, I never would have.
    Maria,we have lived our lives with the same respect and gratitude, and we hope our kids continue on, pass the same appreciation to their kids.
    The Men in your live are Handsome!

  3. My dad loves my blog, too. :)
    Glad I found yours, I'll be back again!

  4. I think that is sweet that he visits you blog and supports you. Very nicely done.
    I have come to this path of mindfulness as a way of returning "home" also. I know your daughter sees it in you and will emulate it as well. How could she not. . . look at all that greatness she came from;)

  5. Wonderful Family! Congratulations, Maria! :-)

  6. One of the best things about being a parent is being able to watch your child(children) carry on into the world with the basic life survival kit that you put together for them when they were young...and to be part of that directly and indirectly as they sow the seeds of life with their own children. This is a lovely tribute to your father, your mother and the men in your life who are following along with you.

  7. Hello to Maria's family! Great post Maria:)

  8. Well, hello to your dad. And your husband and all the others.

    My husband never reads my blog. Ever. Good thing, too. He'd probably tell me not to write any of it.

    His father does read it, though, and finds it enjoyable!