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May – Cherish

May – Cherish

My mother’s name is Cheri. So this theme, CHERISH, all I can see is Cheri-ish. As in, like my mom.

And it works. To be Cheri-ish is to love holidays and simple joys. To make something as simple as soup into a big tradition.

Make sure your eyes sparkle, especially around kids and grandkids. Listen to Christmas music with abandon.

No matter the circumstances, never stop bending toward the light.

Have lots of softness around—pillows for forts, cozy blankets, huge hugs.

Money has nothing to do with it at all. Letting kids play in the mud puddles has everything to do with it.

Paint it gold. Put twinkle lights up. Color is always good.

Paint what you see—no, actually paint how you feel. That is even better.

Be afraid, love anyway. Be exhausted, love anyway. Be sick, love anyway.

It is your only way, anyway.

To be Cheri-ish IS to cherish.

My wish for you is to CHERISH all the wonders, the tiny miracles, the big ones, and everything in between.

We cherish you.


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Elke Govertsen

Elke Govertsen is the Founder and Editor of Mamalode. She has been featured in Real Simple, Where Women Create, 406 Woman, Ad Tech, and Entrepreneur. She speaks on a variety of topics, from social media to overcoming poverty. She also leads the Learn As You Go lecture series for small businesses and is passionate about economic development in Montana. Her special skills include extreme bootstrapping, overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities. Of the many things she has learned by doing Mamalode is her ability to work with absolute chaos/kids/mess just might be the best.
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