What Makes You Squeal

Whenever my son Aiden takes a bite of something so yummy and delicious, he gets this goofy grin on his face and let’s out the HUGEST happy sound. A squeal of delight. He had gotten in the habit of doing it multiple times, and I thought to myself, “Where did he learn to do THAT?”

Oh….he learned that from me!

You don’t have to know me for very long before you discover I let off squeals when I’m excited. When I see someone I haven’t in a long time, I can’t help but give them a great big squeeze accompanied by my trademark noise of bliss.

Multiple months ago, a friend of mine shared a book she was recently reading, “Grace Not Perfection” by Emily Ley. I confess, I haven’t read it, yet. Buuuuut our conversation and my son’s squeals have gotten me thinking. What things do I delight in?

I enjoy…

the quietness of the early morning

the beach

long runs

a great workout



yummy healthy food paired with dark chocolate

new book releases by my favorite authors

I could go on…the author sheds light on the reality of motherhood. Sometimes we get lost in the diaper changes, night feedings, laundry,…or we get caught up what our children need, want, like/dislike. And we forget who we are. What do we like?

Today, I challenge you to answer the question, “What makes you squeal, Mama?”

It could be as simple as mango lipgloss.

Jot down a few things and set aside some time for yourself this weekend. Take delight and remember who you were created to be.

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