Yesterday was a bit of a hard day on multiple accounts.
1. I tried to finish stripping one of the hardwood floors in our house, but ran out of stripper with just a 6' square area left.
2. I was stranded at home with no car to go buy more.
3. While trying to make pizza for a quick dinner to take to Hubs, as were meeting up at the Bible study we are leading, I realized I had also run out of cheese.
4. Refer to point #2
5. The night before I found out that the most recent midwifery team who turned me down, just accepted someone else despite the same two reasons they gave for turning ME down.
6. I had no dinner. This is definitely a no bueno.
7. Our bank account was zapped one overdraft charge because of my forgetfulness dangit, leaving $19.82 until Friday.
After we got home, I was walking around the house in a bit of a frustrated, discouraged stupor. As I walked into our bedroom -- or rather what's left of it in the lath-walls, underlayment floor and piles of broken plaster -- I felt myself take a huge breathe. Then these two little words, Ohh maaan. Followed by a deep throaty sigh.
Gosh. Do you know how much that helps?! Seriously almost cleansing to the body and soul.
Because honestly. Sometimes life is overwhelming. You get stuck in the rut of sleep.work.eat.work.sleep.cook.clean.sleep.work. . ...
And before you know it, hours days weeks month years have passed and I haven't even taken time to really LIVE.
What would happen if I took time each day to ask myself a simple question. A simple question challenging myself to bring life and joy to the mundane of life. Would that change my outlook? My attitude? My purpose in life?! My future? My dreams.
The question being simply this. What IF.
What if I took a walk through the neighborhood to get out of the house and refresh my senses?
What if I took ten minutes a day to read?
What if I tried new recipes on Pinterest because it makes me feel pleasantly domestic?
What if I went to the store and bought myself some painting supplies
just because I've been wanting to try?
What if I opened a dang Word document and just started writing down the story
that's in my mind? No more excuses.
What if I spent the first 15 minutes with Husband after work
just for kisses and cuddles and simply being together. No money talk. House projects. Nothing.
What if I took more time to enjoy the simple things in life?
Would the stressful things pale in comparison?
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What are your What Ifs?
How would your life change because of them?!
Happy Thursday, Loves.
In other random happy news.
Here's a peek at the gorgeous wood floors we found under the ugly carpet.