It has been a week of quiet over here on Finding Joy. It wasn’t an intentional choice – in fact – it was one of those choices that was made for me and by circumstances. I had been on a business trip traveling all over the country, living on little food and no sleep, and working almost all day long. I simply couldn’t sit still long enough to write a post that reflected my heart and offered words of encouragement. And, my business partner kept telling me let it go and that for right now, those days, that I needed to be willing to put my writing on the shelf.
Look at your life today and live intentional. Look at where you spend your energy and let yourself give yourself the grace to not have to do everything perfect, or to say to no to an opportunity even though it is awesome, or to not go to that holiday party, or to not really care that the toys are all dumped together on the living room floor. Living a life that is intentional and awake means recognizing that there are blips in the map where normal doesn’t look normal. And, it’s recognizing to be grateful for all days in life and looking for the beauty tucked within them.
Instead, now today, do as I’m planning on doing. Hugging my family just a bit harder. Slowing down to capture the moments. Sitting in a chair and breathing. Emailing those that matter to me and thanking them. Living boldly and at the same time profoundly grateful. Letting go and giving yourself grace where it is needed. Loving the little things. Seeking joy.
You have today. Plan for tomorrow. Dream big.
And in the middle of it all live today with zest and joy.
Where do you need to give yourself grace today?
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