Monday, November 22, 2010

MM: The Daily Grind

"Any Idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out."
-Anton Chekhov

We tend to really admire the people who handle themselves with grace in a crisis.  I think that's right, to admire the behavior we would hope to exhibit.  But, Chekhov's right, it is the daily living that exhausts us all - the kids fighting, the laundry piling up, the piles of toys everywhere, the dishes that are never done, making food, cleaning up from meals, making food, cleaning up from meals...  

its exhausting!  And no one is perfect, we all stumble through some days.  

So, here's my question for you:  What does living gracefully in the day-to-day look like?  

To me it means ending each day with a smile; knowing when we close our eyes at night that we've shown love to the people we love; being patient and kind more than we are short-tempered and rude; and curling up at the end of the night knowing that we've done  the best we can to live each day in the ways that are important to us.  (and if the laundry and dishes are done, well, that's just gravy)

What does it mean to you? 

** I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!  If you've blogged about this on your own site, please link up!


Susan with Permanent Posies said...

I think it is living a life of unconditional love....forgiving love....accepting love....grace-love...the kind we get from God. I think it is assuming the best about a situation instead of the worst. Giving grace.....

Amie said...

"I think it is assuming the best about a situation instead of the worst."

I love that! Welcome to Mindful Mondays :)


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