I’ve left my Fridays for Five Minute Friday words during this month-long series. I need to leave room for spontaneity in my life instead of relying on my formulas and to-do lists.
So here’s five minutes from me on the word announced last night:
You’d think the wild child gang of toddlers we are raising wouldn’t have anything to do with soul calm, but they do.
Our little family does me good if I just take a moment to open my eyes and heart a little wider and push against the constant pressure of other things.
Our munchkins show me how to live a little more open and when I can just take the moment to sit and watch them play (in one of the moments where they aren’t fighting), it gives me a little hope, much joy, and calms the restless wild of my own longings.
I don’t worry so much when I take the time to be with my family.
When I let myself relax in my husband’s embrace.
When I absorb the ability to rest and exhale tension with the warmth and simple felt presence of my husband’s hand. During labor or whenever.
When I say yes to help or ask for help from my mom, sisters and aunts after babies are born.
This is the strength and calm that comes from family.
I just have to let myself pause and feel it.
Does your soul need a little calm this month, too? How can you find calm in your family today?
I am participating in the yearly #write31days challenge (you can link up and join in with a couple thousand other bloggers until the 5th!). I’ll be blogging everyday this October on the theme of Soul Calm. I want to take the dust of the day and sift it through my fingers. I want to see beauty, drink peace, and rest in calm assurance. Let the dust drift away, seen and unseen, beautiful, maybe, but not mine to keep. I hope it blesses you. You can find the collection of Soul Calm posts here:
Today, I am also linking up with the Five Minute Friday community: