thought of the day

Another Theme Word #WordOfTheWeek #soul

Earlier on this blog, I posted about choosing a theme word for your year, courtesy of the podcast Happier With Gretchen Rubin.  In that post, I chose a theme word for my day – because a year is way too overwhelming for me to consider.Ready-For-a-True-Soul-Connection-Discover-How-to-Blend-With-the-Power-and-Strength-of-Your-Soul

Today, I am going to broaden my perspective ever-so-slightly and choose a word for my week.  But I’m not sure what to choose.  To help guide me, I’m assessing my current situation with some stream-of-consciousness scribbling.  (A little #soul nourishment!)

-We’re still waiting for Our Baby to come home.

-Our kitchen is a mess.  So’s our bedroom.  Wait – this is easier to say: our whole house is a crazy mess.  

I need to go to the dentist.

-I’m feeling cranky and stressed at work.

-Tee and I are looking for a new farm (and farmhouse!) to rent.

-I’m off my running routine.

Whew.  That’s a lot.  Sometimes you don’t know how many different things are bugging you until you make a terrible list.

Unfortunately, I’m not just trying to get myself into a bad mood; I’m trying to figure out what theme word would help me to be my best self this week.

I keep coming back to this Guy fresh startFinley quote: “The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose to start fresh.”

I’ve blogged previously about one of my favorite kids, who is always pressing his restart button – I have him on my mind this morning, too.

I can be pretty hard on myself.  When I find myself moping halfway through the day, feeling bummed about the adoption wait, I get frustrated, knowing that I need to alter my perspective and fix my attitude.  I tell myself, I’ll start tomorrow.
I always feel like I need to start fresh with a new day so that I can make that whole day perfect.

But it doesn’t have to wait until tomorrow.  I can have a fresh start at any moment I choose to start fresh. 

And my days don’t have to be perfect.  In fact – they never will be.

So, I think I’ve found my word of the week.

Refresh-LogoI can hit REFRESH at any time I choose.  I can adjust my attitude – I can re-examine my expectations – I can remind myself of the person I want to be.  I can say a quick prayer, take a moment for myself, and stand in my truth.  I won’t have a perfect week, because that’s impossible.  But maybe I’ll have a refreshing one.

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