The other day, my four year old granddaughter said midway through dinner, “Mimi, I just hit the ‘soup wall.’ I think I’m ready for sugar-sweets.” Yup. It’s kinda like where all of a sudden you just can’t chew that piece of gum one second longer. Or like today for me, when I desperately need to rid my house of Merry and Bright and exchange it for Clean and Put Back to Right!
I am finding myself simultaneously too tired to move and completely flummoxed at the thought of no major events in my near future. Anyone who knows me knows that I love to plan and coordinate things. And with no less than a dozen events in the last six weeks or so, I am looking at this quite blank new planner with some confusion. I mean, there’s usual life and work, but no birthdays, weddings, guests, parties…
It’s probably time to read a book. Or clean out some weird space in my house. Or replace all my shelf liners. Or dust off my skis. When January/February hits hard with its sameness (the only excitement tends to be driving in blizzards every other day or so), what shall we do? Do you have a plan, or are you okay with less of one? Are you able to relax and do less without going bonkers?
I think I need to find some grace for myself outside of lists and plans; grace that creates space to create and breathe and be.
I saw the following words this morning on a dear friend’s FB post. Thought it appropriate for all of us…
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