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The Sweetness of Enough

Half of an orange tastes just as sweet as a whole one.
— Panamanian Proverb

Half an orange is enough. A bit of time snuggled with a dear child is good when a full afternoon is not available. A peek of sunshine through the clouds is enough to get a winter-weary soul through a long day.

This week I’ve been practicing doing household tasks “well enough.” The concept of regular maintenance versus project-focus has helped me let go of impossible or unworthy standards.

The Toss-it Tuesday project is helping me stay focused on letting go. One table or dresser top at a time I’m working through things which never had an official home. I either assign a home or let it go. It’s rewarding.

Small steps are adding up. Half oranges? Definitely sweet.

In the 3 gratitudes per day department (day 6 of 21):

  • The simple pleasure of a warm facecloth on my face.
  • Time today with an 8 yr old snuggled on my lap.
  • The simple and relaxing act of making knit stitches with wonderful yarn.

2 Responses to “The Sweetness of Enough”

  1. kathy b Says:

    I too love the yarn pleasure!

  2. Kdedmundson Says:

    I teach with someone who tries to remind me, “sometimes ‘done’ is ‘perfect’.”

    Three gratitudes:
    -freshly ground and brewed French roast Columbian coffee, with hours to spend enjoying it
    -hearing the irreverent (and probably inappropriate) laughter between two sons, and hearing the echo of my husband in their voices
    -the smell of fresh mowed grass at school (yes, in February! We are finally out of the drought from last summer.)