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grace + laughter

October 11th, 2010 - By Beth Fletcher

I can pour the milk in my cereal, but more than likely, it will go soggy.
I can plan to make a big dinner, but sometimes, it just doesn’t work out that way.
I can plan to sleep all night long, or even for a few hours at a time and the children could have other plans.
I can plan to take a nap, but as soon as I doze, the doorbell will ring.
I can plan to play extra on bills but someone will get sick and I’ll spend that money on healthcare, instead.
I intend to sit and listen to my husband vent about work but my brain will be thinking of the 7 million things that I AM IN CHARGE OF IN MY LIFE. (and everyone else’s.)
I can plan to print more photos for my albums, sing more songs with my kids, pull those gnarly weeds in the garden, make cookies for the new neighbor, lay on the couch watching TV with my husband when the kids are actually sleeping…

but mostly, these things don’t happen as I plan them.

But there is one thing I can count on and if I do this, I guarantee everything will be just fine. If I give myself the grace to be okay with not getting it all done, to just be tired, to order pizza, to sit outside while the kids ride bikes instead of staying in to clean, the rest really doesn’t matter, in the end.

Grace. I can guarantee I’m working on that.
and laughing.

Grace & laughter. If I can achieve this, I think, maybe, everything else will fall into place.

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