Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

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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!

I didn’t leave to hurt you!

I left to heal me!

I read this somewhere many years ago. It was so true. I had to leave since we were destroying each other instead of being uplifting to each other. Blame game kept going!

Exhausted, and full of pain managing to stop being codependent.

Why are we trying to destroy each other, and everything that is so beautiful in our environment.

Animals doesn’t do that.

That’s Amore!

New picture to old text!

Picture Credit Kathrin Gralla!

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

Two Souls

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Two souls. Two eyes. Two minds.

He is always there for you, holding you up.

Listening without sighing or rolling his eyes at you. Your best friend.

Just there without any words, but comforting more than from those with words.

That’s Amore!

Helping Hands and Hearts

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In a couple of hours am I meeting a woman I admire in many ways.

She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Kainos. A ministry working against human trafficking and sexual exploitation in prostitution.

Their vision is to see freedom for victims of human trafficking and sexuality exploitation with an opportunity for a new life.

Helping Hand

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Last Saturday me and my children joined a manifestation in Stuttgart, Germany.

The amazing thing was that it was a manifestation worldwide.

Against human slavery, prostitution and human trafficking. I think it’s important for everyone to join and learn more about the silent tragedy out there. But also the helping hands that are there. And for a victim, it’s very important to be seen, heard and taken seriously.

And especially today when we are stressed and tired, many are unhappy. We disappear daily into Instagram or FB world, maybe dreaming about someone else’s life.

It doesn’t have to big changes right away. However showing support is a big step in the right direction.

And give someone a compliment, send a heart spontaneous to someone and tell the person you thought about them.

If someone shared an emotional help to you, maybe you cannot help, however, you can show the person that you are there!

Don’t be a stranger!

Don’t say later!

We never know what road we have to walk, or when.

Be a Friend

Be Kind

That’s Amore!

A Story to Share

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“You never know how your story might inspire another.

Share what you wish, save some just for you,

And always remember to keep adding new chapters as you go along.”

Maria Shriver