Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Category Archives: life

Fresh Air and Muscle Legs

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Where ever we go his “man”pink bmx is coming along. Love it, fresh air and muscle legs..

My Favorite Picture

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Picture credit; Kathrin Gralla

This picture warms my heart, my mommy heart.

For some reason did I collect all (actually missing one pair that our dog ate) of my daughters riding boots.

From when she was three years-old, riding in south Italy, until now, 13 years-old in Germany.

She had a “break” from riding when she broke her femur, in a horse accident. Ollie was only 9 back then, and it was the worst evening in my life.

I asked her a couple of months later, when she got off her wheel chair, if she couldn’t consider starting playing golf!

Well no way! She got back on the horse(s) and started jumping…however, and recently she started playing polo —one kind of hitting a ball.

I am a proud mother!

That’s Amore!

Live a Little

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This Easter made me think a little extra.

I always think a lot…it’s the author in me, I think!

However, maybe a little extra when life is bumpier than ‘normal’. I always tell my children to try to focus on the “helpers/brave” in the world, rather than looking too much into the “destroyers.”

One (of many stories out there) story that truly touched me with a storm of emotions, is Ms. Bailey who died this month at age 35 after battling cancer. Before leaving this planet, she carefully wrote her own obituary. Sharing and reminding us all, “Don’t take the small stuff to seriously and live a little.”

Read Ms. Bailey

I am humble.

Thoughts, Prayers, and Respect to her Family and Friends.

That’s Amore!

On the Run Towards New Goals

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Since 1999 have I been in the Animal Rescue Life of Living.

Oregon I rescued thanks to Tracey Kleber big support. We got four other Rescue Horses that we brought back to feeling alive again. Feeling appreciated and loved.

At the same time they are giving me back so much more. They also not only appreciates me, loves me, making me feel alive again, they teach me to be in the moment.

So, my question is, who rescued who?

Does it matter?

That’s Amore!

Picture from dear friend Kathrin Gralla

Thank you!

Challenge Climbing

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for Christmas, Max had got a “climbing experience” gift card from friend Simone.

It was the best present ever.Like many children, Max loves to move around, and it was a thrilling exiting challenge. Even many grownups were practicing for upcoming mountain climbings early this spring.

Me mom, followed them — my son and Simone– around however, of course touching ground the whole time. Me, got tired after a while. (A Tired neck, after all time looking up at the climbers)

A cosy little cafe area was near by, with a fireplace, good coffee and sandwiches, and happily, I brought my book with me.

I have to say that Simone got the biggest patiences together with children. And, I loved the idea of giving this kind of Christmas present — and she even tagged along.

Great for kids to move! Exiting! Family Fun!

That’s Amore!

My Children

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Means the world to me. Actually, spending time with them means everything to me.

We went to St Moritz to see World Cup in Horse Polo on a frozen lake.

Amazing day. Sunlight, plenty of snow and great play.

Thanks to amazing photographer Kathrin Gralla, we now have a permanent memory.

That’s Amore!

You are the Boss of your Feelings

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Jealousy is one of the most damaging feelings we can allow us to happen.

As it actually hurts yourself, the same way it hurts the target.

Early on in my children’s life, I started to talk to them about jealousy. About “good” jealousy and “bad” jealousy. Either it could inspire them, or destroy them.

One advice I kept telling them — and it’s a good reminder to all of us– is to practice the (Buddhist) question that asks, “Can you be happy for their (the person you are jealous of) success?

When you are noticing your jealous feelings. Stop! Take a breath, and simply ask this question. Chose kindness.

That’s Amore!

Photo credit black and white picture, Kathrin Gralla