It’s day one of 2016 Spring Break. The kiddos are on vacation with family. My husband is at work and I’m at home. I came down stairs this morning and I started to feel a bit anxious. I was looking at all of the things I wanted to get done while on break. I started to feel like a week wouldn’t be long enough! I started to feel a bit overwhelmed and a bit cut short! (It doesn’t help that I went to bed feeling this way, 😊) I decided to stop myself and look at things differently. I just decided to decide that things were OK. I looked around and said “Things are just as I want them to be. I am not behind or late. I am just where I want to be.” I decided to choose my feelings instead of letting stuff choose them for me. It was quiet liberating.
I opened the windows, put on a pot of my favorite coffee, took out the trash and had breakfast at my kitchen table. It rained last night so I enjoyed the sunny, wet morning and spent some time admiring plants that a neighbor gave me. I flipped through an IKEA catalog and daydreamed about home furnishings. It’s been a sweet morning.
The truth of it all is that I won’t wait for things to be perfect before I let myself enjoy them. My table isn’t neat and my living room needs to be tidied. Laundry is growing and the dishwasher needs to be emptied but I’m enjoying my quiet,sunny, messy life. 😊
I hope you are enjoying your life as well!
I love you!