When calm means leaving things unfinished :: soul calm {31/31}

Sometimes I try too hard to do the things I’ve set out to do. And sometimes that drives me crazy and makes me miss the things in life I tend to skip putting on my to-do list.

Or would rather not be there altogether.

This last week has been filled to the brim somehow.

With little things and big things.

But mostly things that don’t allow me to write.

And this time I decided not to push myself. I watched movies in the evening with Israel. Or rather, we watched 1//3 to 1/2 of a movie each night. A lovely leisurely pace that allowed for enjoyment and sleep and togetherness all in the same night.

We watched Midnight in Paris and Harry Potter (the first one).

I haven’t watched Midnight in Paris that carefully before and loved the literary-ness of the plot and beautiful actual Paris settings. It seemed like a brilliant movie this week and just the way to enjoy beauty and calm and time with my husband.

Harry Potter tends to be on the opposite end of the beauty scale. Somehow three-headed dogs, evil, and trolls don’t really compare to Paris. But I enjoyed it just the same because I read the whole series since I saw this movie last and was able to enjoy, critique (they did an excellent job following the storyline!) and anticipate plot shifts and character development.

In short, this week I watched movies, dealt with whining children, and spent some nice time with my husband instead of writing.

And I think that was good for my soul.

What did you do to bring a little calm to your life this week?

This is my final post in my Soul Calm 31 days series (that turned into something more like 26 because calm was the goal)!

In case you missed some here’s a list of all the posts in this series for you to click through. Thanks for joining me in this journey!
Day 1: Beauty from Dust

Day 2: Family {Soul Calm and Five Minute Friday}

Day 3: Autumn Slow

Day 4: Benedictions and Blessings

Day 5:  You Are So Fine.

Day 6: Breath {#Wholemama}

Day 7: Grab Hold of Love

Day 8: Missed it. Because sometimes part of calm is not stressing the small stuff and enjoying family instead.

Day 9: The Enough-ness of Today

Day 10: Trust Rest {Five Minute Friday}

Day 11: Rest in Your Salvation

Day 12: The Battle of Shame and Perfectionism

Day 13: Dream {Sarah Scott for #wholemama}

Day 14: Enjoy Frivolous Things

Day 15: There is Grace

Day 16: A Reviving Green {FMF}

Day 17: Tickles and little moments

Day 18: Missed it!

Day 19: Let go of Striving 

Day 20: Hope {#Wholemama}

Day 21: Time and Contentment 

Day 22: For Longing {A Blessing by John O’donohue}

Day 23: Looking forward to Christmas! Song of the Stars Book Review

Day 24: Find and Choose Joy {an Instagram challenge for November}

Day 25: Tranquilities

Day 26: Turn Over Worries

Day 27: Finding a Place of Calm {Gayl Wright for #Wholemama}

Day 28: Missed!

Day 29: Missed!

Day 30: Missed!

Day 31: Right here. :)



2 thoughts on “When calm means leaving things unfinished :: soul calm {31/31}

  1. I like that you didn’t stress about missing a few days here and there. Movies are a great way to enjoy some downtime. I hung out with friends, snuggled with a kitten, and read a few chapters in a good book this week :-)


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