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Hi. Welcome. I created CookieMOMster because when I was a first time mom 6 years ago cookies saved me. I was in a whirlwind of sleepless nights, crying and baby drool. I ate lots of cookies and began writing. Writing had been my passion since I was young and I had forgotten how much it meant to me. It's funny how these little lives come into your life and cause chaos but at the same time allow you to re-discover yourself. Thank you to Konrad and Koby for that. So sit down have a cookie and read. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you stopped by.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

To live like POOH BEAR

well I just had my first, of I am sure many BLOG mess ups....I had a blog all written then I pressed something and poof it was gone. Well the first few lines where there, nothing else. Bummer. I started off by saying thank you to all who are reading and/or commenting. I appreciate it. Also please feel free to give my blog info. out to anyone you may think would be interested. Now to begin...As some of you may know I am a list oriented person. I write a list for just about everyhting. So for the summer I made a summer reading list. I put on it 13 books I have been wanting to read or finish reading. That brings me to the book I just finished, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. At first I thought I should stop reading it becasue it seemed too much for a summer read, but thankfully I kept reading and closed the book a more "PRESENT" person. One of my favorite books of all time is the Tao of Pooh. I always wanted to try and live my life like Pooh, simple yet profound. I am sorry to say I haven't picked up the book in years and really should have when life got too much. But now with Eckhart Tolle he again made me see how living in the present is so important to what life is all about. He wrote, "The present moment is always small in the sense that it is always simple, but concealed within it lies the greatest power." (pg.266-7) And that brings me to witnessing my boys playing outside today. They where simply running in circles and yelling their little heads off, just being in the moment. My moment was watching them. It was beautiful. Being "PRESENT" is something I do when I jog. I never think about how far I need to go, I just put one jogging shoe in front of the other and just BE. I breath and go, at that moment I am PRESENT with each step and breath I take. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to be more "PRESENT" in their lives. And right now my "PRESENT" is to sip my coffee and take a bite of cookie. "Be still. Look. Listen. Be present. " (pg. 236)
Have you had a cookie today?


  1. Hi, Kim,

    Welcome to the blogosphere. No, I haven't had a cookie today. I am trying to break the cookie habit and eat fruit instead which I actually like better. Odd thing was that I was never in the cookie habit until I went on a diet and lost 27 pounds. A cookie here and there made me feel less deprived while a lost weight. Now I have that habit to break.
    I have never read the Tao of Pooh but living simply does have a real appeal. Although I have never fully figured out what that means for me. For some people it has meant dropping out and going to live on a commune. No, I'm not going to do that. I guess for me today it means living a more authentic Christian life seven days per week not just Sunday. So how do I do that? This morning as I stood in line at the Post Office there was this woman in front of me who kept complaining about the wait. I thought some unkind thoughts which only upped my stress. I considered leaving and coming back later but I had an Amazon order for my book to fulfill so I took a deep breath. I tried to think of something witty to say to get her to stop complaining but the best I could do was remind myself to don't judge, be patient and be kind. Perhaps God would be pleased that I didn't join her rant but remained calm and patient.

  2. Can we always be present, always have moments? I'm not sure. Perhaps the rarity is what makes them so treasured. We're bombarded by numerous external forces that thwart our attempts to be present. Just think about how everything is geared to the next holiday, the next season, the next model or upgrade. "Forget the summer - you need to be back-to-school shopping! And before that is finished, watch us install our Halloween decorations. The day after your kids trick-or-treat we'll change to Christmas ornaments and holiday songs." Those people need to read this blog entry. They need to stop and smell the cookies baking.

  3. My sister told me to read The New Earth. It's next on my list. I am busy reading trash right now...the new book by Madonna's brother. It's very "dishy". I am also reading books about sleep for babies...Not that I really need to but it has been awhile!!