Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fullness by Choice {Celebrate This Week}

This week I'm celebrating fullness by choice.

I watched a bee this week busily working it's magic on a plant outside a doctor office.  I thought, it's moving quickly, buzzing about just like I do.   Then I realized, this bee is very focused on the task at hand.  This bee is choosing to stay on this one plant; it wasn't plant hopping.  This past week was a week of fullness but as I watched this bee, I realized the fullness was by my own choice and I really enjoy choice.



Fullness by choice looked like this - in the summer

three days of softball games to total six
a swim meet where we were a heat winner with two PR
hosting teenage friends
painted my bedroom on my own
read my first pd book
started another book I can't put down
walks
three runs
knitting at softball
reading at swim meet
there was inspiration
there was organization 
ice cream

I hope you get the idea.  While the list is starting to look too full or a to do list.  It wasn't.  It was filled with joy, laughter, smiles, frustration, help, love, effort, patience, cheering, listening, and redirection. 

Thank you Ruth for encouraging us to stop and think about Celebrations.



9 comments:

  1. Inspiration, organization, and ice cream - now that's a week to celebrate! And I'm wondering about that book that you can't put down.

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  2. Sounds like a peaceful, quiet and perfect week! Thanks for sharing Mandy :)

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  3. "Fullness by Choice" seems like a great mantra! That's what summers are for!

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  4. Oooh...your summer is of to a grand start, Mandy!

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  5. I love this post Mandy. And your first sentence is such a beautiful start to your piece. I kept reading and rereading it. It would be a wonderful mentor sentence to share with young writers.

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  6. It sounds very nice to me, Mandy. Sometimes "nice" is that because it's "different", right? Enjoy all your fun things!

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  7. The list is not too much - there can never be too many reasons to love, smile, laugh, cheer, listen- never too much joy. You had a rich week and I hope the one that follows will be like this also.

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  8. That's exactly what I like, Mandy. A list filled with joy and redirection. Here's to having a joyful summer!

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  9. What a wonderful-filled list!

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