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.
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’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.
I 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.