My goodness, it's May!
The D.C. area went from snowmageddon to hot, soupy, and rainy weather, and I have been on a rollercoaster of edits and periods of rest. Yes! I turned in THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER, my book coming out in 2019 in late March and since then have done another two rounds of revisions. Currently, I'm writing something new (and exciting!) while I wait for copyedits to make it to me.
Spring is also a time that's mega-hectic for my growing family! This blog has seen the gamut of how it's been parenting 3 young children to, now, four children whose ages range from 2nd grade to the 11th grade. And the spring season, I believe, is more hectic than fall. With summer less than a month away, it's not just the kids who are yearning for a break. Mama is, too.
But I've been trying to take my time to smell the roses a bit. Remember by three great things post? It's helped me keep it real and simple after each and every day. Sometimes I have way more than three great things to annotate, and other times, I have to dig deep--ha! But that is the truth of life: the good and the not so, the triumph and the challenges, the wins and the losses. And in addition, I've done something else: in examining my day (in addition to prayer), I also make it a point to affirm my efforts. I tell myself:
You're exactly where you should be.
You've done your best.
You are enough.
God loves you.
Affirmations may seem small, but small things make big changes. Also, what may be the smallest things are actually the biggest things in life. And in a busy life, affirming oneself might be the one small thing you will do for yourself through out the entire day that is truly a self-care measure, from the inside out. If you already do this practice, share yours!
I hope you have a wonderful day and week! See you in this space soon!