#2 in the Peach Keeper series of journal entries. This is the link to the author: Sarah Addison Allen .
How true is that??????? Holy schmoly! The truth in this, people, should rock some of our worlds. Especially burnt out, over volunteered mamas/and papas. If I leave an open spot in my home, in my heart, good things could fit in there! I know I have things on my plate that I want to feed the dog under the table. And I should! Because if there is room on the plate, there is room for dessert! GOOD things. Yummy chocolate gooey-ness with whipped cream and butter and flaky pastry. That, was a lot of metaphors. But you get it.
If I give up things that are annoying, or I am doing just to please someone else, or out of a sense of duty, I can make room for time with my kids and husband, time to paint, time to read good books like The Peach Keeper. Good things that fill me with joy, that bring me closer to love, and ultimately make me a better person. Far better than the one who fulfills obligations with dragging feet and mumbling under the breath. There is someone else out there that will find joy in that duty. LET THEM DO IT!
Make room for the good things. Whether it is in your house, in your heart, in your mind, on your plate. DO IT. Today.