Sunday, October 30, 2011

A friendly thought

Today I am sharing a quote from The Rhythm of the Family by Amanda Blake Soule and Stephen Soule. I hope you enjoy!

The reality is that none of us are superheroes, and that incorporating creativity, slow and mindful living, and seasonal celebration into our daily lives takes practice.  The most important piece in crafting the life I want has been choosing carefully what I say yes to.  We must say yes to the chances that excite us, yes the the things that bring us closer to our family, the earth, and each other.  Yes to art and nature walks and reading stories.  Yes to the important things--whatever we deem those to be.

On the flip side of that is recognizing the importance of saying no to those things that do not bring us closer to the kind of life we want to be living.  The specifics of what that might be certainly vary from person to person.  For some it might mean letting go of the television, for some it might mean saying goodbye to just one more committee we are on or resisting those new pair of shoes. But the important thing is that we are questioning and evaluating the choices we make in our daily life.  The choices that either do no do not allow us room for the kind of connection, growth, and exploration that we want for ourselves and our families.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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