Just Like That

And just like that it’s November.

Crazy time is doing its thing of dragging and flying by simultaneously.

The first quarter of school is behind, another year of Halloween costume fun is over, and I have still not mastered the art of not keeping up, ever.

Somewhere inside, I continue to cling to the illusion that I will get my act together instead of being okay with the untogetherness of it all and taking life one day at a time.

In the moments, there are glimpses of goodness. I forget that.

This month leading up to Thanksgiving, I am going to try to glimpse the goodness in my days and share it.

Not perfection. Just goodness.

I will practice thanksgiving.

DSCN2688Grateful for the goodness of littles who chose costumes reflecting their individuality. My princess was content with a dress-up-clothes-bin costume, my orphan was low-maintenance in her pillowcase with felt-patches costume, and my chipmunk was as unique as ever in her brown clothes and hat assembled from Gift and Thrift with felt stripes on her back. Notice the ears on the hat. She worked to sew them on. 

Grateful for grace from the bigs who remember trick-or-treating once or twice. Grateful to be walking in freedom.

3 thoughts on “Just Like That

  1. Davene Grace

    Can I just say that this line – “Somewhere inside, I continue to cling to the illusion that I will get my act together instead of being okay with the untogetherness of it all and taking life one day at a time.” – just punched me in my gut? I NEED to learn this lesson. But honestly, I’m still in the illusion stage: i.e. now that my kids are a little older, surely I’ll be able to get my act together, right? RIGHT? 🙂

    Thanks for helping to strip away my illusions and help me deal with reality. 🙂

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Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.