Stop trying to live the day you planned to have, or the day you think you should have, or the day you wish you were having.
Just surrender to the day, this day, the one you are actually having.
It’s not giving up, it’s letting go.
Let go of struggling against the shoulds and coulds and surrender.
If that means the house is a mess, then so be it.
If that means you yelled, say sorry and move on.
If that means dinner came in a big flat cardboard box, give yourself a break and enjoy it.
If that means you lay on the couch while the kids created chaos around you… well… some days are like that.
Not all days are like that , but some days are, and those days will pass.
Let go of all the little things you didn’t do and surrender.
Don’t compare yourself to photos on instagram, or ideas on pinterest.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking your life should be, or could be, perfect all the time if only…
Don’t buy into the idea that to be a good parent you have to fill every moment of your children’s days with craft, educational experiences, outings, and meaningful interactions.
Don’t wish your days away waiting for something more, something better, something perfect.
These are the perfect days. The messy, busy, crazy, worrisome days are perfect in their own way, if only we can let go of all our crazy over the top expectations and just surrender.
Surrender to the day.