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It’s been a good day, but busy. Unlike many who are prepping their dishes for tomorrow, my day wasn’t spent in the kitchen. The bulk of my day was spent cleaning and purging with A, a project we began over the weekend.

Fair warning for those considering taking a walk down the purge path, DON’T turn out the lights! Seriously, junk multiplies. But, I digress.

As my daughter and I sorted and purged, I mentally wrestled with the pressure of getting this post done and replying to a few emails. I checked my phone for the time and noticed a text from my older daughter, who is staying on campus for the holiday, asking if we could Skype. (Uh, of course!) Dogs needed feeding and I have no plans for dinner….blah, blah, blah. Then, as though sent from the heavens above, I glance briefly at a note my older daughter scribbled as a small girl. Her younger sister’s Brownie troop had been over and she expressed her frustration with the chaos. But, it was her conclusion that gave me pause. “That’s life,” she wrote, “and I am thankful.”  I smiled when I pictured my C at the age of 11 with the wisdom of one much older, and I let that wisdom settle into my heart.

It’s been a day of busyness, and I am thankful.

An evening with my heart…

I took a deep breath and listened to the

It’s been one of those days where I woke up with plans and the universe laughed at me. Nothing, absolutely nothing, on my to-do list has been checked off today. Plenty got started, but nothing got done. Have you had one of those days before? It’s NaBloPoMO days like this that can send me into a tizzy,  and (embarrassingly) almost did today.

However, I caught myself. I looked at the simple Thanksgiving decorations that sit atop my dining table, and I began thinking about the upcoming holiday and my many blessings. Then, I took a deep breath and listened to my heart. I want simplicity and joy in the days ahead, not stress, but that is not what was reflected in my t0-do list.

It’s time for a reset, I’ve decided, and to spend an evening with my heart and not my planner.

Happy Sunday, everyone.