Thursday, March 27, 2014


Victory. Singular.

I love the days when standing in my kitchen making something from scratch is enough.

I love the days when hanging wash out in the sunshine is enough.

I love the days when cleaning the house is enough.

I'm not sure why I expect so many of my other days to be "Multiple Victory" Days, where I stack achievement upon achievement until I feel validated because I've crossed so many items off a "to do" list. It makes me no better a person.  It puts no more money in the bank.  And the list, which I whittle down day after day, somehow always seems to regenerate itself by tomorrow, like a weed that keeps coming back.

What does it take for you to say, "that's enough" to yourself, and feel like it's been a productive day?  

And if it's more than a few simple things, why are you so hard on yourself?  The list will surely re-invent itself again tomorrow, before you're even out of bed. And every achievement is a sweet one, whether it's a swept floor, warm dinner rolls or just some clean laundry.

I'm sure what you did today was enough, whatever it was.


  1. Amen! It's all too easy to be consumed and pressured by to-do lists. Sometimes we just have to cut ourselves a break and say enough. I love this post -- I can definitely relate!

    1. Thanks, Angie. Someone I knew used to say they were a human "being," not a human "doing." Sounds like good advice for everyone!

  2. Hmmm. I don't know. Haha I guess the one barometer I can look to is if Barbie is exhausted.

  3. Haha! My dog has a lot more energy than I do, but then he also sleeps on the sofa all day lol. Maybe not such a good barometer for a human to compare themselves with! Their energy level ebbs and flows on a whole different level than ours does. : )