A Life of M&M English Muffins


Photo of Hannah Young


By Charm Moreto Damon


First, let me tell you how much my son LOVES English muffins; he enjoys the cinnamon raisins the most. Last year, he ate about two to THREE!!!! muffins a day, so I made sure to stock up on them whenever they’re 11 for $10 at Meijer, a local grocery story here in town. In the past few months, however, he had not been interested in eating them for snacks, until recently, when he discovered how delicious they are with Nutella.  His quest for improving these fluffy yeasty yummies evidently did not end at spreading Nutella on them, when last week he utters:


“Mommy, let’s tell Meijer to put M&Ms in the English muffins. They’d taste so good!”


Hey, what better way to combine his two favorites – free M&M kid cookies from Meijer and English muffins? Like the many things our son says that make my husband and I chuckle, his vision for a local grocery story to produce M&M English muffins (a rather peculiar mix) made me think about my visions in life – our visions in life, especially in 2013 and beyond. 


Aside from the yearly repeated resolutions we promise ourselves to accomplish, what new, daring resolutions have we added to our list? What grand visions about self-improvement and service to others have we slated for the new year? Attainable or not, sometimes just envisioning the best versions of ourselves is enough success in our first steps to achieving our goals.  As silly as asking a big company to manufacture a baked product that would probably not sell to adult English muffin consumers, a child’s vision of the naïve reality and possibility is one reminder to me and to us all to not limit what we could vision, attain and ask for.  I am also reminded of the following inspirational quote from the author Nora Roberts:


If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.


This week, what does your life of M&M English muffins look like? What would you like to go after? What would you like to ask for? And where will your next step forward lead you?


This week, I will:

  1. Go after the motivation to get back on a consistent Pilates schedule;
  2. Ask the “Universe” for a laundry folding machine, and;
  3. Take a step to updating my website where I donate items my family no longer needs to other families in the area.


P.S. And maybe help my son “write” a letter to Meijer. Happy week!


Charm Moreto Damon is a mother, a TESOL professional and a freelance editor.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines, and pursued graduate studies at the Ohio State University, where she also taught academic writing and research to international students.  She is currently a stay-at-home-mom, and keeps herself busy with family, friends, and editorial work.   She writes for amsdaily.net regularly. She may be contacted at charm.damon@gmail.com.