Savor What Matters

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No phone. No to-do list. No distractions.

Sitting in a mountain river with my family brought a reminder to be still and fully present as the current of life rushes by at a rapid, sometimes pushy pace.

To stop and hear my husband’s laughter over the roar of the river.

To freely join in my daughter’s playfulness.

To lovingly admire my son’s curiosity.

To allow my family to enjoy me without reserve.

As we navigate challenging days, remember to practice mindfulness. We don’t get these days back, friends. Savor what matters to the fullest.

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Shannon Gibson
Shannon is a native Texan who first visited Boston in 2012 with her now-husband, Ben. Shannon and Ben immediately fell in love with New England, and it was during that trip that they knew they eventually wanted to raise their family in the Northeast. Fast forward to 2018, and Ben accepted a job as a Photographer/Director at a Boston ad agency. They said goodbye to Texas and moved to Woburn with their pup and daughter (2016). Oh, and Shannon was 6 months pregnant with their son (2018). Shannon holds her License and Masters degree in Social Work, and in the past has been a Case Manager to the homeless population, as well as a School Social Worker. She currently stays home with her two littles, and teaches online ESL courses through VIPKid. Most weekends, you will find The Gibson family traveling and exploring all that New England has to offer. Yes, Please: kindness, coffee, dessert, the beach, phone calls to her mom, antique stores, Target runs. No, thank you: passive-aggressiveness, sweet tea, clutter, sleep deprivation, shoes my toddler can’t put on herself, squeaky playground swings.

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