How often do you stop what you are doing and enjoy the little things in life?  I know that sometimes I make myself pretty darn busy with work and my blog.  I have to remind myself that yes my job and blog both provide money but it doesn’t always buy you happiness.What makes you TRULY happy?  Olivari has a new campaign out there that is called “Year of Little.”  You can check out more about this campaign on their

Today, I wanted to take a break from my typical recipe post to let you know what in life makes me happy and keeps me going.  Family and God are my reasons for waking up every morning with a gracious smile on my face.Many of my daily followers know that a while back my mom got really sick and was back in the hospital because of her brain tumor.  It’s not easy going back to a hospital for a second time to find out that your mom might never leave that hospital.  It sucks asking the doctors about specific timelines because you are SELFISH and need to know how much time you get with her.  Almost every day I would ask her how she was feeling and if she was scared.  She was the STRONG one holding me and telling me not to cry and reassuring me that she was just fine.

Meagan & Betty

While she was in the hospital we “as a family” started to notice how my mom looked at everyday things that we took for granted.  She would ohh and ahh when she got her hair brushed or washed.  One day my dad and I took her outside of the hospital and wheeled her through the MD Anderson rose garden.  Now my mom loves gardens especially her own and her favorite flower is the rose.

meagan & Betty

She literally wanted to smell every single rose.  She would grab a rose and would smell it in her hands for what seemed liked hours.  As I stood there watching her all I could think of was WOW she wants to savor every single moment.  When do we STOP and savor a moment? I’m so happy that I can share this emotional post with you today for such a great campaign.  I’ve written this post 2-3 times now and then delete it after several hours just because it is so emotional for me to read or continue on.  After reading about The Year of Little I was searching through my photos and knew instantly I wanted to tell my mom’s story of noticing little things. Thankfully my mom is back at home now and doing very well besides just dealing with paralysis on her right side due to a stroke.  She goes back to the doctor this month to see if the tumor did indeed shrink.

I know this is an emotional story that I shared with you, but I want you to STOP and ENJOY the little things in your life TODAY!  Take one minute to look around and be THANKFUL for what you have been given.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olivari . The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olivari .  The opinions and text are all mine.

3 comments on “Olivari: The Year of Little”

  1. Meagan, what a very touching story – you can definitely feel the overwhelming amount of love you have for your mom in it. thank you for helping the rest of us stop and think by sharing 🙂

  2. This post was simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing Meagan. <3

  3. Meagan, thank you for sharing a beautiful post. Life is truly precious and we should always make time to stop and smell the roses.

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