Today I woke and came downstairs. I turned on my laptop and sat for nearly twenty minutes, eyes closed just breathing and thinking. There are plenty of blessings that I can bring to mind but no clear direction. So instead I let it go.
When I blog every day, not every blog will be the best, only my best for the moment. Parenting is the same way. We have to remember that our best in one moment may look drastically different than our best in other moments. Parameters change as millions of factors fall into place.
But today is not really about any of that. Today is about allowing the emptiness, allowing the quiet. As I sat here this morning it was like my mind was asleep and rather than panic or try to jumpstart it, I embraced it. The emptiness felt so good. The monkeys that live in there are still asleep and I am basking in the silence.
I'm grateful to just allow myself to sit. I'm grateful for an amazingly productive day yesterday and to be open to the opposite today. I'm grateful to know my best is my best even if it doesn't measure up to the ideals I hold. I'm grateful to accept that I am human. I'm grateful to embrace this quiet, dark morning. I'm grateful for the ebb and flow of life's journey.
What are you grateful for today? When do you embrace emptiness? How do you give yourself acceptance for being human?
May today allow us time to just sit. May we embrace and love ourselves no matter what our best looks like in the moment. Have a beautiful day!