Friday, March 21, 2014
Bearing the Unbearable
This seemed like a good one on the heels of The Betty Lous...
Breathing is a great way to deal with a multitude of things that are difficult and I love this advice from Anne Lamott to use it to bear the unbearable.
I think I will try this next time the kids are going nuts in the house - fighting, bouncing basketballs, running amok, leaving open doors and dirty socks in their wake. I am so profoundly grateful for them and find them so unbearable sometimes that this seems like the perfect way to balance these two truths.
Thanks Anne, I am grateful for you!
I am also grateful for:
1) Hot yoga on a COLD day.
2) A mini-foot rub from the yoga instructor during one of our resting periods.
3) That I didn't yell at the kids at dinnertime when they were complaining endlessly about what I had made. I just got up, took my plate and went and ate by myself in the living room. They are making dinner tonight :)
[More street art from jury duty...This is what it looks like around our house sometimes.....]