Sometimes it’s hard to relax and go with the flow. Okay, maybe more than sometimes. To accept life’s failures and frustrations rather than crumbling under the weight of them. I believe that you can learn to take a deep breath and move past those times. After all, in the face of the fact that none of us is really in control even on the best of days, wouldn’t we all be happier if we could learn to scratch the surface and find the beautiful and the good peeking back at us?
I am a believer that life is beautiful. The easy beautiful, and the ugly beautiful. I believe that when you slow down and savor the small things, you don’t have to wish for a different life; you can discover beauty in the life you already have. So much boils down to perspective, an ability to see past the messes and the failures. Sometimes you have to let yourself off the hook, allow for imperfection, and maybe even embrace it. None of us is perfect.
“I love how you give permission for all of us mamas working in the trenches to let go of some of that guilt–thank you so much for that, Ginny.” -Ruby
Imagine what it would feel like to give yourself a break… Maybe to squeeze something you truly love doing into a few precious moments, rather than trying to tick off one more box on that neverending to-do list? I’m confident that you can learn to slow down and notice the beauty that surrounds you. You can shift your perspective and maybe even discover a peace you weren’t aware existed.
“Reading your blog brings me such peace…Thank you for sharing your life.” -Evelyn
My name is Ginny. I’m not that Mama who has it all together. Not at all. I’m learning to be okay with that, to accept my shortcomings, because really, aren’t we all doing our best? As a homeschooling mom to eight children ranging in age from baby to teen, I know how hard it is to “get it all done.” Actually, it’s impossible, right? I’ve discovered that I am happiest with a mostly clean house and making time here and there to do the things that help me relax such as knitting, gardening, or just walking in the woods. I love spending time outdoors on our homestead, tending our honeybees or scratching one of our goats on the head. I’ve learned that sometimes it’s best to sacrifice a temporary feeling of accomplishment for the peace I feel after spending a few minutes doing something I love.
Of course you aren’t capable of doing it all — none of us are — but you have the ability to find what brings you the most peace.
“I wish when my girls were younger I focused more on my hobbies than a clean house!” -Kim
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