It’s been one of those weeks, hasn’t it? You had plan, lists, goals, to-dos, and then everything went haywire. You just barely pulled through getting the absolute minimum necessary accomplished and are sliding into Friday in a sort of panicked relief.
My week too. But you know what? It’s ok. Life is about more than accomplishing sometimes. It’s ok to be sick or have your day’s schedule fall apart or just have everything not fit together in the most ideal productive way possible. Life would be pretty boring if that happened all of the time, no?
So take a deep breath today and remind yourself that you and your life and your loved ones are about more than accomplishing, more than schedules, more than lists. Just sit for a little while, talk to your spouse about their day, snuggle your little ones, make some tea, and give yourself permission to not get anything productive done.
Because sometimes the most important things don’t show up on a list. While you’re at it, make some time to browse the great links below. The schedule will be there when you’re done reading.
I’m a huge advocate of early childhood music lessons and after you read this study you should go sign your child up for piano lessons.
My mom sent me a link to Hearth Magazine . . . be still my heart. Also, I think my brothers would appreciate knowing that they weren’t the only kids who had to split firewood.
Can we talk about how utterly gorgeous this home office is?
I really need to hang some things on our walls. We still only have one picture up. But here are some great tips for hanging items on walls.
We’re having some sweet friends over for brunch on Sunday. I’ve been dying to try some easier cinnamon rolls so maybe this is perfect time.
Although this makes me tired, it’s probably all too true: successful people just get up before the rest of us do.
These custom stamps are lovely. Which reminds me – I need to order a return address stamp. Still. Yes. I am THAT behind.
And finally, this article from Seth Godin on traits that all of us can choose.
What are you reading today?