In the last 2 days I have been thinking a lot about the wisdom of women. Part of it has to do with the campaign I am working on with Nestlé® Pure Life®. I have been reading the posts of the other bloggers working on the project and all the stories of wise words that were passed down to them have been so enchanting.
In addition, a very special post written by Wendi Aarons that details her experience of witnessing Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster in person was engrossing and inspirational.
On a daily basis I am impressed by the female solo travelers, including many of the AFAR Ambassadors, they are adventurous and unstoppable. If I had to redo my life today their travels would influence a different path for my life, but there are no do-overs in life, and I am really happy to have a Mr. Misadventures to travel with. He has as much wanderlust as I do.
It has not been all good news for women these past few days and I was shocked to learn about the Paula Deen mess. Career destroyed. Life will never be the same for her or her family and while it is justified, it is still sad as she is an important part of the Food Network family and I hate to see their name tarnished.
But back to happier things. I thought I would share a few of the stories I have read from the Nestlé® Pure Life® campaign as some of them are quite lovely.
 I love the story Holly of Kids Activity Blog shared about an afternoon with her Grandma. It reminded me of a similar afternoon at my grandmother’s house with my sister and two cousins. My grandmother had a rather large doll collection and she wanted us to have a few when she was gone so she asked us to select ones and she put our names on them. She also told stores of where she got the dolls or who bought them and it is an afternoon that I will always cherish.
 Jenni of Story of My Life received validation of the truth that everyone has difficult times in their life and even when they are not huge problems, everyone deserves a little comfort now and again. It was a lesson in graciousness and kindness to others and I really appreciated that.
 I LOVED Christina of A Mommy Story’s post about her mom’s insistence on eating natural foods – something I strongly believe in – and like me, she didn’t necessarily take heed to her mother’s words until later, but benefited from them much the same way I did!
 Maggie’s Mama of Greatest Moms says aloe is the answer for everything. My hubby says the same thing about cream. Every time I have some ailment he says, “put some cream on it,” and it drives me insane! But I know it is done out of love much the same as Maggie’s mama will iron your underwear for!
 Some people don’t have the luxury of a long life with their mother. This was the case for Erin from Girl Gone Veggie who lost her mother very early in her life. Luckily she has incredibly powerful words to live by that were left behind for Erin to remember and live by. Having let emotion get the best of me for a long time, I can relate to the freedom that letting going of that load can be.
 I don’t think there is any better advice than “kill them with kindness.” And that is exactly the wisdom that Kenz of Life According to Kenz‘s Mom shared with her. It is something I try to practice and it totally works!
That’s it for this week!
How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share? How do you discover new blogs?
Need a little more inspiration? Check out the Nestlé® Pure Life® Facebook page for #momswisdom and show your support for hydration this summer. There are lot of great conversations around the importance of water plus lots of tips about everything under the sun from mothers and non-mothers alike!
This is a sponsored guest post provided on behalf of Nestlé® Pure Life®.
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