There are a lot of things that ideally would be different and yet life is pretty perfect just the way it is in reality. Ideally I would cook myself a healthy breakfast every morning. But it is pretty awesome when my husband surprises me with donuts because we both know there's no chance I'll have time to cook this morning. Ideally each demand would arrive in an orderly fashion and take a number, waiting to be handled. In reality... haha, well you get the point.
Today I'm grateful to have woken rested so I could put my best foot forward with less effort. For that matter, I'm grateful to have gotten sleep! I'm grateful for the patience of my child and dogs as I take turns trying to meet each of their many needs in the morning. I'm grateful for a moment to pump even if it is while I type. I'm grateful the internet is cooperating this morning to allow my blog to be posted easier. I'm grateful for a monitor that allows me to listen to my baby sleeping as I continue to get things done. And I'm grateful to have such a productive morning so far, ideally or not.
What ideals can you laugh at today as you live your life in reality? What are you choosing to create as your reality?
May today give us the power to laugh and then laugh some more. May we release the "should"s, "need to"s, and "ideally"s and live in the joy of reality. Have a beautiful day!