Monday, February 19, 2018
I'm pretty sure I've shared this video before for the song by Jonny Diaz called "Breathe". It speaks the truth, that's for sure. I'm pretty organized and easy going but every once in awhile, I hit a place where I just have to stop and regroup. I hit that spot on Wednesday, Valentine's Day. Nothing bad happened, nothing really went wrong but I began to feel like the plates were spinning out of control and I needed to just stop, regroup, figure out what was really important and move on.
So I sat down on that Wednesday evening and made a simple list for Thursday - what really, truly needed to be done.
1) Make our family Valentine Box for Co-Op
2) Prep our food for the Pot-luck for Co-Op
3) Make cookies for the Co-op
4) Complete prep for my two classes for Co-op
Do you see a pattern? I do - the Co-Op this week was the cause and the effect of why I aws feeling slightly out of control. I over committed a little this week and need to make sure I fix that for the future (Such as having the boys make their Valentine's and our box a few weeks before Valentine's day!)
I then planned my day.
1) In the morning - the boys still have some lessons they needed to get done in order to not hold us up in future lessons. So, we will focus on school items in the morning.
2) The afternoon - I will totally focus on food and lessons while the boys decorate our box.
I knew my evening was already full as the boys begin a bowling league and I must run to the store to grab the last food items for Friday (Lettuce and Tomatoes for Taco Salad!) so I had to get everything done by 5:00. No pressure :-)
That's when this song came to mind - Breathe.
Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at my feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe
I don't say all of this for sympathy because, really, by the time "you" read this - life will be moving back at normal pace and I'll have regrouped. But rather, maybe there is one person who reads this that feels like the plates are going to fall. Well, you are not alone. Facebook paints perfect pictures but in reality we all have days when things just fall and that's ok. Listen to this song, take it to hear and remember to just . . . .Breathe!