“But Tuesday teaches me that part of living well in ordinary time is letting this day be good. Letting this day be filled with plenty. And if it all goes wrong and my work turns to dust? This is my kind reminder that outcomes are beyond the scope of my job description.” Emily P. Freeman, Simply Tuesday p.235
I love this quote for Simply Tuesday.
It reminds me to look at my ordinary day. To see the beauty, even in the dust, and to be thankful.
I can look at my day and simply let it be, instead of getting caught in what could have been or what I might have done differently.
Yesterday, the kids played outside a lot, by themselves. And then we ate lunch. And then we had a forced nap-time because mommy had to sleep. followed by tv time, and then a visit from a friend who brought chocolate (so many hearts – <3 <3 <3 ) . And then capped off by a good movie with Israel (Age of Adeline is excellent, in case you were wondering). Spread a liberal dose of babies snuggles throughout and that was my day.
There was fighting. There was crankiness. There was non-superbness and downright hard to deal with (two year old tantrums, anyone? the first one somehow avoided these…). There was overtired and full of burbs (I’m talking about you, two-week-old). I didn’t write or read, really anything.
But “this day was filled with plenty”.
And I am glad.
Overwhelmed with the enough-ness of it all, even.
I am 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: