I’ve been inspired to write more than a few of my ‘dear mom’ posts lately which is a good indicator that I am in need of some encouragement. You know I am writing these letters to myself, right? <grin>
You would think with the sunny skies of Southern California that the winter time blahs would not get a foot hold.
Discouragement for me usually comes in waves. Too many negative things coming on me all at once; children are bickering, curriculums are getting boring, husband’s business is too slow, how much weight did I put on? You know the daily woes that serve to cement our gaze solidly on ourselves? Yeah, those ones. Poor me.
Well, I have been there and done that and through it all I find that truthfully, there is some benefit to getting older. Nothing physical of course, but there is wisdom.
Wisdom that says just stop. Stop striving and fretting. Stop.
I have a kid who is 21 years old and it seems like he should be about five years old. Time passes too quickly to fritter it away getting caught up in meaningless worry and other life-sucking distractions.
So this week, we did art.
We played with our bunnies.
We got haircuts.
And we went to the park.
And I may or may not have eaten an unusually large amount of chocolate.
Linking up today with:
- Collage Friday Mary at Home Grown Learners
- Homeschool Mother’s Journal at iHomeschool Network
- Weekly Wrap-Up with Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- No Fear Homeschool High School at The Daisy Head