Thank You Is the One Mantra Every Mom Needs

mom yogaI use mantras on a regular basis. Both the chanted or sung version in my kundalini yoga practice and the repeated word or phrase as a reminder of what I know, believe or want to believe. They ground me when I feel off kilter. They bring me back to center, to truth, to myself. I bring them into my meditations, use them in my work and have them posted like affirmations around my home. "Thank you" are the words bubbling up in me this week, keeping time with the beat of my heart:


Thank you for this little girl, this teacher, this bright light, this love like I’ve never known, this daughter who chose me to be her mother.

Thank you for this husband who believes in me, supports me, cares for me and loves me as only he can.

Thank you for the tears that spring to my eyes, surprising me as I watch my husband walk with a little boy who has no father.

Thank you for our son’s brief appearance in our lives and the way his invisible presence continues to fill us with grace.

Thank you for the fog of confusion that sometimes surrounds me, allowing me to recognize the bright warmth of clarity.

Thank you for this breath, this body, this mug of hot tea on a cool, gray day.

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Thank you for the strong hands that massage the ache from my back, for the yoga practice that keeps me both grounded and light.

Thank you for teachers, mentors and friends who keep me inspired and make my heart sing with their brilliance.

Thank you for the ache that reminds me I am human: tender and vulnerable and imperfect.

Thank you for the technology that keeps me connected and thank you for the reminders to shut it down and walk away.

Thank you for this full heart, for this incredible journey through the magic and the messiness.

Thank you for the privilege of this life.

What are you thankful for today?


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About the Author: Alana Sheeren is a writer, intuitive life coach and energy wrangler. She combines her training as a therapist and her intuitive abilities with powerful energy clearing techniques to help her clients create profound and lasting change in their lives. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram or at She shared this post with The Stir as part of our tribute to moms for Mother's Day.

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