You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here. – Ram Dass
I am embracing imperfection today. Doing what needs to be done, but not more.
Friends are coming over. Sweep up the big stuff off the floor. Don’t mop. Pile the dirty dishes by the sink. Don’t wash them. Take-out fried chicken is just fine. Every meal doesn’t have to be homemade.
Outside finishing the chicken coop. Hoping the rain holds off for just a little while longer. Friends and family.
Allowing myself to actually slow down, then stop and really feel the contentment. The happiness. Is this what joy feels like?
For too long I’ve allowed myself to be distracted by the minutiae of everyday life…and missed the joy. Always seeking perfection and the approval and validation that will accompany it. Striving for that which only I can provide for myself.
Change is slow, but good. And today is an accomplishment for me.
Visual artist playing with collage, assemblage and whatever else I imagine. Homemaker and homeschooling Mom of four children aged 10 to 24. Ready to fully embrace life and leave regret and fear behind. Each new day is an opportunity to love, create and live with intention...