Monday, August 18, 2008

Amazing Grace Giveaway!

The unbelievably generous people at philosophy have gone completely above and totally beyond with this lovely, lavish box of ten (10!!) items from their amazing grace line. And Mamas, I'm not talking travel size. The basket includes their absurdly rich and aromatic shower gel, their signature fragrance and a beautiful candle. They've truly set the bar against which future Mama's Cup giveaways will be measured. Seriously Mamas, if I thought I could get away with it, I would totally keep this one for myself.

Thanks to Taryn, Kim and all of Cristina's spectacular philosophic team! You rock!

Now, onto the good stuff. Please post a few words on your own particular philosophy, on motherhood, life, family, anything along those lines. It doesn't need to be long, just share a few words on what you think about it all, what keeps you going or what inspires you. I love to read your thoughts, so get to it!

I'll choose a winner at random at 10:00 PM Eastern Time, Tuesday August 19.

Good luck, Mamas!


11 comments:

quitecontrary1977 said...

Long ago their was an episode of the Simpsons where Homer had to keep his awful job to support his infant daughter's needs. He created a sign at his job that said "Do it for her". When I feel lazy or too worn to do something, I think about my daughter and those words, and I can push on.

bookworm said...

My husband works a lot of hours, 6 days a week, so I like to keep that in mind when I get home from work. I'm tired, too, but he won't be home for 3 or 4 more hours yet, so I know he's going to be hurting much more. I try to have something for him to eat and he usually gets the TV. I appreciate all the time and effort he spends at work and I tell him that often.

Em's Place said...

My philosophy about life is that it is short and we should remind ourselves DAILY (maybe even multiple times/day) how lucky/blessed we are and how much we have to be thankful for. Sure life has ups and downs... bad things happen. But it's all how you handle it. I love Philosophy because their products (well the ones I use) are calming and the words on their packaging are inspiring. My son just played in the rain. He loves water... it worked out perfectly. If I was a younger mom, or another kind of person in general I may have thought it ridiculous... but he had so much fun! It makes me happy. Later, pictures will be on my blog. Hugs and Thanks for the chance to win something. Take care,
emily

barbarabaker said...

My philosophy on life is that you have to treasure each and every moment (even when it's hard)as if it were your last because you never know when our Good Lord with come and take you to his kingdom...You are given many gifts through your travels and you just have to make the best out of everything. Know that our Lord will never give you anything he knows you can't handle or have strength to get through. We are all blessed for reasons unknown. Take it all in with your arms wide open and accept them, use them and admire them.

Kari said...

I am very grateful for my family's health. It was not too long ago that one person was sick and hospitalized for this or that and another one was having surgery. At long last, we are all healthy and appreciating it very much! Do not take your good health for granted, you never know what life has in store for you!

Mrs.French said...

Honestly, my philosophy boils down to one thing (in good times and bad): just breathe and take it all in, every single spoon-full.

Stace said...

My inspiration is my son. If i am feeling not so good, or something seems to be going wrong, all i need to do is look into Cooper's innocent eyes and remember just how lucky i am. My other inspiration is also my mum, who for the past 8 or so years has battled cancers and other health problems. Through it all, so has remained strong. One of the strongest people i know. So i guess my philosophy is, cherrish every minute of every day, and never forget that i am truely loved, by those around me, friends, co-workers and beings that people often forget are even there.

jjsweep said...

My inspiration has to be my father. After finally retiring from a railroad job, he had a massive stroke just weeks later. He had to learn to walk and talk again and did so with great determination. I'd like to think I could handle that situation as well as he did, but until you're in their position, you just don't know. I'm very proud of him and know that through all his hardships, he made his life enjoyable. I strive to do the same thing every day.

kamewh said...

My philosophy is "Don't sweat the small stuff." Some things are important and some aren't. Sometimes you need to just let things go.

Thank you for the giveaway!

janetfaye said...

Life is a beautiful gift and our children are allowed to share this wonderful experience with us through love, friendship and learning.

Thank you!

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Chi said...

Family life isn't at all like the Disney channel said it would be, but I kind of like it better that way :)

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