Moms, kids, and world peace (again)…

The Dalai Lama’s talk was wonderful. I’m so glad I went.
The main thing I took out of it was that we moms are the key to world peace!
He said children learn compassion from their mothers,
Compassion is what makes us all better people
Peace in your heart gives you the ability to think about things more and make better decisions.

M’s school had a field trip to Worldfest yesterday. It was MUCH bigger than it’s been, mainly due to my kids’ school. They had probably quadruple the normal amount of entries and don’t think they were totally prepared for that. The kids were so good though. I was impressed.

M’s group did a song from Ireland (which honestly I couldn’t get a word of but still they are so cute!)

Our neighbors’ son played with his Shamrock Strings group and were awesome!

I took my boys to the Rivermarket for a late lunch (due to LONG lines at the fest) where an artist secretly drew our portrait. The boys were so impressed and he taught them about perspective and shading while he finished up the picture. Now we have a lovely week of Fall break so maybe I can work on instilling that compassion and inner peace in my crazy kids.

Peace & Harmony

Being calm in your heart… Is that not one of the hardest things about being a parent?
I have been really trying to teach my children to be kind to one another (and everyone else, parents included.) Some days are better than others. I have a very short temper with those closest to me, and struggle to think before I speak.

On that note… I’m going to see the Dalai Lama tomorrow in Memphis!
The topic of his lecture is “Developing Peace & Harmony.”
I am really excited. I have always admired his work and wanted to hear him speak.