We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get things done. To finish the to do lists, to be a great parent, a great partner, a great spouse, great friend , great grandparent, a great blogger, etc. We kick our own bums , figuratively ( but, if you can manage to do this literally I applaud your flexibility :-) )if we feel we haven’t achieved the aforementioned “greatness”.
I know this probably sounds a bit cliche’ and possibly even a bit preachy. But, I sincerely believe happiness makes you great at all of these things already. I know it won’t get your to do list done. But, it will certainly allow you to move things down on the list and get to them later without beating yourself up about it. Your affirmation for today- YOU ARE a great ____________, __)____________(fill in the blank/*blanks).
You are also all great bloggy friends. You are, without any pressure at all, GREAT already! Your reflection in the eyes of those of whom you wish to be great, is the perfect pressure release valve.
Monday’s unplugged day was not planned. Although I am a HUGE planner. Lord knows I love a good plan. The day I had in mind did not happen. But, the day I was blessed with did.
I enjoyed the beauty of the light and shadows in the kitchen. I received many kisses from our loving pet. Thank you Izzy and I was surprised by my husbands early return home from work, more kisses, yea! Oh how I love that man ♥
Even though I continued to look at the to do list . By the end of the day I had only managed to accomplish a bit of it. I was okay with that. I did not disparage, I did not hang my head low, I simply moved the items down the list and played with Izzy a bit more. A rousing game of hallway catch with his favorite squeaky bone, soon he was ready for a rest.
Let the pressure off sweet bloggy friends, unplug, it’s good for the soul and when your to do list doesn’t get finished, you know what to do.Forgive my rambling post today, I just wanted you to know …. Did I mention I think you are great?
When was the last time you unplugged?
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