Friday, July 1, 2011

Little Accomplishments

Somedays everything that gets done is an accomplishment.  The dishes.  Brushing one's own hair.  Leaving the house without having baby marks all over one's clothing.  Anything seems laudable.

Perhaps this is the way we should think about things.  Instead of getting hung up on perfection and milestones, perhaps we should celebrate the mediocrity, the mundane, the most of life spent.  I know that we should take joy at least in these moments and simple things.  How nice is it to have fresh clean sheets on the bed? A victory!  How wonderful to have a filled up fridge from grocery shopping? Splendid!  What do you mean you finished reading that book? I'm proud of you.

Today, I did the ironing.  It hasn't been done in weeks.  And I cooked food for parties/get togethers over the next few days, as well as lunch and dinner!  And got groceries.  And swept the floor.  And did laundry (which is somewhat akin to breathing as of late, but still).

I'd like my gold star now, please.


  1. Twinkle, twinkle! I'm impressed that you've had time to shower!!!! You amaze me!

  2. :) you are a star! hope you enjoy your clean sheets! x

  3. Hooray you! Those are not small mundane things either! You accomplished a lot!

    I made soup today. At first I didn't know if I liked it, then I remembered the lemon I put in it, and suddenly the flavour made sense!

  4. We are to take time to smell the roses. Maybe in the busy times of our lives we rediscover the joys of little things....fresh sheets on the bed, a wash in from the clothesline... the chortle of a baby's laugh.
    How do we measure life? Is it not in the day to
    day little things we often take for granted, those very things that we miss the most, if ability or health concerns rob of the doing.
    Enjoy, be proud and thank God for the little things. Sad to say babies grow up and then you can do, do,... and more doing, but often without the same satisfaction you embrace at this time.

  5. (not really related)--Max likes to sing "Twinkle twinkle little star"--"weenko weenko eeyo aaah...." very cute

    I haven't done the ironing in months, nay, years...