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The Special of the Day at Harper’s Cafe

I was half-heartedly playing “restaurant” with my six-year-old daughter Harper one day. I was there with her, but I was completely disengaged from her and the game. I distractedly placed my order and she busily chatted up other imaginary customers. I was definitely just doing hard ‘mommy’ time, having logged countless hours playing make-believe games not just with her, but with her four older siblings over the past twenty-plus years. I was feeling, on this particular day, more than just a little lost.

As I stared off into the distance, contemplating my existence and my meager contributions to building a better world (something I do much too often for my own good) she placed my meal in front of me and waited patiently for me to notice. When I looked down I saw the special of the day at Harper’s Café smiling back at me.

I looked up into her face. She was looking straight at me with a proud smile as big as the one on she had served up on my plate. That’s when I remembered. This happy, confident, compassionate child is no small contribution to a better world. So I enthusiastically ordered dessert and left her a big sloppy kiss for her tip as she laughed and wiggled in my arms.

Mammaste.
This Mammaste moment is for all you mammas, grandmamas, aunties, or mentors to children everywhere, women and men alike.
There is so much divinity in the everyday.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Yep, every act of love, every big sloppy kiss adds joy to the world!

    January 8, 2011
  2. kitty #

    If you weren’t cool in the past, when was the turning point to when you became your cool self today?
    xo
    Kitty

    January 11, 2011
    • You must be referring the post about 1972. 😉 I am still very, very uncool. Luckily, uncool is the new cool!

      January 11, 2011

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