A mission.

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I really love sitting here and putting down words and pictures for you. Maybe it is more for me. Regardless, it brings me joy (and from your emails and comments it brings you joy too). I have been thinking about this teeny blog lately and wondering what it is for. Why do it?

This question frequently pops up in my life in different versions. You could call it intention or over-thinking, depending on your angle. Why eat the food we do? Why choose the toys we have for our children? Why live without television?

There is intention in how we have chosen to work, partner, and live, and in how we parent, school, and engage our children. Heck, we have intention in the crayons we buy, how we diaper (or not) our babies, and the holidays we celebrate. But those are conversations for another day.

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The big question this morning is: why blog?

So here is my blog Manifesto, my Mission, Intention, or Over-Thought-Moment-of-Misplaced-Seriousness:

1. Inspire

Our world is brimming with hidden beauty and inspiration. I strive to inspire you through the moments and thoughts that I share through words and pictures.

2. Be Inspired

I will seek inspiration and beauty each day. There is so much around me that is magical. I will touch it, photograph it, and share it.

3. Uplift

Our words shape our world and I choose to work for good. May my message lift your heart and make your soul sing.

4. Challenge

I challenge myself to try new things, to post with regularity, to be present each day. I challenge you with ideas that may be new, unusual, non-conformist.

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I welcome your participation here in the form of comments and emails. Thank you for joining me on this adventure and sharing in these moments of our lives.

2 thoughts on “A mission.

  1. suna turgay says:

    I just started blogging myself and agree with you. my daughter is looking through an american girl doll catalog and asking me if she can have one. how do i explain this to myself? what to do?

    i love those mushrooms….

  2. Rachel Wolf says:

    Thanks for your note. Yes, indeed. What to do. Depending on your little one’s age, the path on how to handle something like that varies dramatically. I have handled similar situations by allowing the desire and encouraging my child to save money for it. Often the desire fades. Or we make something similar together (Waldorf dolls are easy-peasy, and you can busy supplies online at http://www.weirdolls.com). What is more fun that that? Blessings,
    Rachel

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