July 28, 2010

What Did I Do Today?

CIMG9481 Sometimes I get this question asked, “What did you do today?”  Whenever asked this I seem to be at a loss for words.  I tend to struggle with feeling like my day is not sufficient enough to other’s views.  What I do each day is not grand but it is meaningful.  But because of my insecurities and the fear of the judgment of others, I feel like my day to day life is not enough or worthy of sharing. 

Then on other days, my schedule gets busy and I do not get all of my cards finished.  I wonder where the day went and feel guilty for not getting what I needed to accomplish that day. 

I had a small breakdown recently, feeling insufficient, but then realized I needed to pull myself out of my rut and really acknowledge where my time went.  So I made a list.  A list of things I did that day.  CIMG9480And then I realized I did have a purposeful, meaningful, and productive day, whether or not I checked everything off my list. 

And I let go.  Let go of my agenda and embraced the day before me.  I can get to my cards tomorrow. 

For another good read on living a worthy, average, everyday life, head on over to hear what my friend Mandi has to say at Finding Home.

What did you do today?



7 comments:

  1. way to go with writing it all down!

    I love the idea of prayer journals because you can look back and see how the Lord answered those prayers!

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  2. I often have the same feelings as you. Since I finished grad school in June, I have been a stay at home wife, preparing for motherhood in the fall. People often ask me what I do with my time and sometimes I feel inadequate when I say my day was spent cleaning, cooking, and visiting with people. It's hard to avoid measuring ourselves by the world's standards but I try to trust that I am exactly where God wants me to be at this point in my life.

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  3. Good for you! My list pretty much goes out the window the minute the kids are up, but it would be nice to have something like that to look at at the end of the day. :)

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  4. Ah, so glad you brought this up. We are contemplating me staying at home and I often wonder what would I tell people about my day. I know I would have my day filled with a teenager and a toddler but it seems like people no longer appreciates house work.

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  5. congrats to you!!! Letting go is something all women, especially SAHM or WAHM struggle with...I know I do...so good for you that you accomplished the hardest thing of all :)

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  6. You will have those days.. but remember......God made you a remarkable and loving woman and he only expects you to be that!! Loving, kind, encouraging and there for you husband too!! You seem to do all these things and are all these things. I was a stay at home mom and now only work 25 hours a week..(my kids are all grown)... I still feel guilty sometimes.. but I know what I do in the house and for my husband..I feel good about being able to be home and take care of things.. YOU are wonderfully made!!! Enjoy your Thursday!

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  7. good for you, ashley! Kelly

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