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June 11, 2018

What's That Quote? #10

It's Monday y'all!

Nothing special. Nothing fancy....just Monday.

What's That Quote?

"Embrace the glorious mess that you are."
Elizabeth Gilbert

My interpretation goes a little like this....

To embrace:
by definition is a verb,
to hold, accept or support, adopt or take up...

 a glorious mess= my life

So, Ms. Gilbert, I will/am trying to embrace this glorious mess that I am!

My life, everyday life is definitely defined as a glorious mess.
Glorious that I am beyond blessed. Blessed beyond my understanding or my deserving.
I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, sister, friend...
I am loved, truly loved. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, plenty of clothes, chores, hobbies, entertainment.
I am healthy, my children are healthy, and I have many reasons to be thankful.

But, I am also human. I have things I long for. 
I have goals and dreams. I have frustrations and trouble dealing with what I cannot control. I still have days where I am just...stuck.
My "mess" is a daily battle that only God and I can conquer.

Life doesn't always go as we plan it. There are things on a daily basis that I have planned or want to accomplish a specific way. Usually that is when the "mess' slips in.
An unscheduled softball practice, a sick child, a drive thru dinner, a dwindling bank account, a missing ingredient, car trouble...
Ever have those days?
We all do.
I am trying to learn to roll with it. I am trying to remember the blessings in between these messes.
I am trying to not let the little set backs pull me too far from my goals.
It definitely is not my easiest task, nor a virtue I have come by naturally.
What are some of your "messes"?
How do you "Embrace the glorious mess that you are"?

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