I love the clean slate that is provided with each new year. And with each year I always get these grandiose ideas of all of the things I am going to accomplish: a clean home every day, homecooked meals each night, a solid workout each day, one on one time with each child, have my teeth brushed before noon – you know the drill.
And shockingly, by week three when things aren’t going my way and I’m exhaused I start to get down on myself and wonder why I can’t seem to keep all those balls juggling. Hmphf.
I have decided that this year I am going to stick to one or two simple goals. For the rest, I’ve decided to just take a daily inventory of the things that are most important for that day and focus on those things. It has me breathing easier already.
With that mindset, I’ve decided to take up this quote for the year. Because really, who ever said that we were supposed be perfect at everything right this very minute? We’re not. And sometimes, just taking a breath and seeing the moment for what it is, even and especially when it’s unperfect, is so very beautiful.
I am going to try really hard to not breathe into a brown paper bag if a room isn’t tidy now and then, if a meal doesn’t have equal portions of all food groups, if I leave the restroom with toilet paper stuck to the bottom of my shoe.
I am making this print available for you as well, in case you need some motivation to just let some things go.
It comes in three sizes: 11×14, 8×10 & 5×7 – all attached in the file.
Please enjoy it and enjoy this beautiful new year and the chance to start again.