I was just thinking the other day while I was driving how crazy life can (seem to) get. It's like you're on this treadmill of 'to do's' that repeat themselves daily/weekly/monthly, etc. Work, laundry, vacuum, change sheets, pick up kids, pay bills, groceries, rinse, repeat.
It almost eliminates any sense of accomplishment when you know you have to do it all again the next day/week/month. I'm a list maker. I love crossing off a task I've completed and usually can't finish my day until all tasks are done. But lately I feel like I need to find a way to incorporate a little joy into the mundane things that make up the bulk of our lives. Would I love to nap daily, read for hours while sitting outside drinking a cup of coffee? Uh...yeah! But can I? Well, no. Life is full of the little responsibilities that make our lives, and the lives of those who depend on us, a little easier.
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a Type A, total neat/control freak (not in a Sleeping with the Enemy way, but I like things
I guess all of this is to say, I'm going to continue to try to take it a little more easy. Enjoy the ride to get my morning coffee. Put a smile on my face when reading my mountain of work email (hey, I've got a great job - might as well be happy with even the most mundane parts of it!), fold the laundry a little more slowly, appreciate the corners of this great house while I vacuum. It sounds ridiculous I know, but I think it's worth a try.
Have a happy Sunday everyone - see you next week! :)