CELEBRATE This Week XCV (95)
I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details here. Celebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.
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Before this list, I was thinking about everything I didn’t get done and everyone I thought I let down. I was thinking I need to stop wasting so much time. I was thinking about how I waste opportunities because I’m too busy dropping the ball or exhausted from not getting to bed earlier.
Because I took the time to collect a handful of celebrations, I’m able to see more clearly. I see now that there were moments treasured, not wasted. I inspired rather than harmed. I lived fully this week.
I posted this on Instagram around mid-week.
I’m learning unhurried doesn’t mean a sparse to-do list. Unhurried doesn’t mean I have hours unfolding with nothing to do. Unhurried means in the midst of running kids and encouraging teachers and writing chapters and driving and cooking and walking and drying dishes that I remember to laugh. I remember to enjoy this journey. I’m not going to pass this way again. Unhurried means I remember life is magical and I see this truth.
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Unhurried – I am glad that you are redefining that word for your life. I am going to try to remember also that unhurried doesn't mean slow but does mean being in the moment fully.
I think unhurried also allows us to find the joy and beauty in what we typically would have missed. What a beautiful week.
Thanks for the reminder that unhurried CAN and DOES occur in those very busy moments. My OLW is responsiveness. I often think about my responses that in busy moments seem to lead me to having an annoying demeanor. You remind me to laugh asy response! Thank you.
Definitely an encouragement for me today as I sit down to write my to-do list! Thank you!
Unhurried is a word I wish I had embraced as a young mother. I would have appreciated the mess a little more, I think. Embracing the play is so important. Thanks for this reminder, to slow down and laugh.
Ruth, The discipline of celebrating and being grateful is powerful!!! I love the quote in your notebook page. It's one of my favorites!!! I love your explanation of the word unhurried. YES! YES! YES!!! And notebooks as playgrounds?!?! I've been writing about THAT all summer. Cool to see it here too! I'm going to tweet/instagram a notebook page a day. I'd love to see you pages too! #sharingournotebooks
It's always a good idea to think about celebrations and accomplishments before tackling lists. It always puts me in the right or better frame of mind.
Clunker is amazing! How very inspired! As are your words today about an unhurried perspective. Thanks Ruth.
Unhurried- a great word to ponder for this upcoming week. Thanks, Ruth.
” Unhurried means I remember life is magical and I see this truth.” Remembering that life is magical – reminds me of a quote I had to stop and write down yesterday from my current audio book, Echo. “Once, long before enchantment was eclipsed by doubt…”
I love the photo of your notebook page. Makes me want to write more in my notebook instead of composing on the computer. Hmm – could be a STRETCH goal.
Life is magical, especially when there are good people touching your life. My wish for you is that you continue on this journey unhurried and reveling in all the wonder that surrounds you.
Love your “unearthed” celebrations. Your take on unhurried give me great hope. It is about the noticing and celebrating the journey!