Creating White Space // Day 05

While yesterday taught me that being intentional creates white space today’s lesson was a confirmation of that on the opposite side of the spectrum. I see that when not I’m not intentional white space is not created.

My “failings” and frustrations from today include
1. rolling out of bed late at the sound of my little man crying
2. no devotion time
3. movie when I could have done something else
4. some chores left undone
5. and still haven’t posted a giveaway for today in my Buy Nothing Community – hoping to after writing this post.

I think more then anything it was a good lesson to learn. When I’m not intentional the things I really want to have get done and the white space I’m longing for is not created. It’s amazing how we have to plan to have “down time” or to have the space we need to reflect, enjoy, think, learn….

Not that today was a total waste. We had a wonderful family outing, Ben recreated leftovers from last night and they tasted delicious. I’m hoping to get motivated to still do my giveaway and I did get a lot done. I just feel like some of the more important moments were missed today.  I know that fatigue (I am suspicious I may have an iron deficiency like I did with Cashel’s pregnancy) is hitting me hard these days. But I still firmly believe that it is not an excuse. I think, in fact, that it might be all the more reason to get up early and get a few things done before I am too wiped to do them and also to allow for that space with my loved ones, and my mind, that I need.

All that said sometimes you need a “fail” of a day to remind you why you are doing something, to affirm what you are doing is important and that tomorrow is a new day.

So here is to a new day, a fresh start, and trying again.

And a few things that were wonderful today…
– a wonderful family outing
– music class with friends
– a nice chat with my loved ones, mentors, and friends (my Mom and Aunt)
– a delightful cup of coffee my husband brought home to me
– a refurbished dinner put together by my lovely man
– a sleeping toddler

1 John 1:9
“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
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