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30 days to GOal: Today I will be "muchier"

Posted 04-12-2010 at 07:10 AM by Sandra Bostwick
Updated 04-15-2010 at 02:06 PM by Sandra Bostwick


The Mad Hatter:You don't slay? Do you have any idea what the Red Queen has done? You don't slay.
Alice: I couldn't if i wanted to.
The Mad Hatter: You're not the same as you were before You were much more..."muchier" You've lost your "muchness"
Alice: My "muchness"?
The Mad Hatter: [Points to Alice's heart] In there.

When I am inspired, when something sparks an emotion inside me, I am "muchier".

I really had no interest at all in seeing Alice in Wonderland. I was going to wait for the DVD. I only went because I had some time to kill on Spring Break, a free movie ticket, and a few friends who were up for an outine.

I left feeling like something inside me had sparked. This is just a movie. It resembles a strange dream after having pizza, ice cream, and beer right before bed. BUT something in all that silliness and fantasy has sparked a desire that used to be ON FIRE for me.

The desire to be "muchier" in all I do.

I love the way, in this story, those who knew Alice "before" could hardly believe that she was "the" Alice. True, she was "A" Alice, but not the special one. Not the one with the "muchness."

I've been hearing how "muchness" can be lost mostly in the private messages and emails that people send to me. While I don't want to discourage that, I'm asking those who read and respond to me privately to CONSIDER posting here so we can all share in the thoughts. You can edit some of the private details...I understand not wanting to have all your business out there!

But getting back to the topic, when life starts wearing you down, it is easy to decide to settle for "enough". Sometimes "enough" is all you believe you have to offer. In some ways, I've done that. There are some blog entries that were "enough". A few sentences, a record of the day's entry that I promised. That's "enough".

Today I am going to focus on how I may have fallen into a habit of "enough" instead of reaching for "muchness". Can you join me in this, please?

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    I will never, ever settle for enough and what I'm going through with the school system and Perry is proof of that. I also chose to go to a four year nursing program vs. a two year and there is a very good chance I'll be going on to become a nurse practitioner. I'm 46. Granted I'm a young 46 but a lot of people I know, my age, have settled into what their lives will continue to be. Not me, no way. I have to continue to be a good example for my kids and I have to do the best for myself.
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    You, my dear, have all your muchness and MUCH more!

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    Today was my Mommy volunteer day in Alice's JK class. Since her diagnosis my behaviour as far as volunteeringin her class has changed... I used to be to the side, invisible, neautral... now, when I catch her glance, I give her a wink and a smile... when I pass her, stroke her hair, I give her a little reminder that today, someone is here for you no matter what.
    So when she came to me with no indoor shoes on, she told me she needed help. I know she doesn't, what she needs is focus... but regardless, I went out and happily helped her with her shoes. An intrusive Mommy volunteer said "but Mommy... can't Alice do it herself like a big girl?" I glared at her and said "not today, today she wants to be inside to help soing the snack song" I put the shoes on and in she ran. That was Alice's battle and I made sure she won...
    My "muchness" was as a Mommy... with the first half of her year sucking because of behaviour misunderstandings, I will make sure the rest of the year is magical for her and she has good memories... even if they are of me being right outside the door... She is my one and only, and I will fi nd my MUCHNESS and slay the Jaberwocky for her anyday!
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    Angie, you are a real Champion for Alice! She is lucky to have someone who loves her so much!
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    Angie is what a mother should be. Alice sounds like a really likable little girl too. My muchness, Sandy, gets dented but I come back. Like today, it's 11:30 am and I'm still in my bathrobe. But, it's not going to hurt anyone so there it is.
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    Sometimes it is good to have a bathrobe day! It is home therapy! Fuzzy slippers add to the benefits!
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