Monday, April 29, 2013

The Thing About Saturday

Saturday I walked around thinking this,
"I've done nothing today."

Two things --
One: I felt just fine about that.
And, two: Turns out, it was absolutely not true.

Here's what I actually did:
:: cleaned the bathroom
:: swept the playroom floor
:: cleaned up the living room
:: made a healthy and delicious dinner
:: had a friend over to play
:: was kind, loving, gentle, and generous to my family

Here's what else happened.
My children:
:: played peacefully together
:: read
:: drew
:: wrote
:: relaxed
:: laughed
:: imagined
:: talked

All those things are not "nothing."
I'm really trying to break this very, very bad habit.

7 comments:

  1. this is a co-inky-dink; my monday post (which i haven’t finished writing because i had vet visit today :P) is all about focusing on small wins — paying attention to the positive. :)

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    1. You really can't go wrong with these gems, can you?!

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    1. Maybe if we all remind each other from time to time... ; )

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  3. good for you to recognize what it is that you "are" doing, rather than what you "aren't". sounds like you did quite a bit there, dear mama!

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    1. I say you CAN teach old dogs new tricks!

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  4. I love this, Jen! I do this allll the time. Thank you for sharing. I too need to be more aware that feeling accomplished does not need to be reflected by major projects or huge undertakings.

    Miss you all

    xoxo,
    -Am

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