Grace to accept "average"

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Well, I could start this post by saying it's been a minute but that would be a gross under-estimation of the length of time that has passed since my last post. To be a little more finicky, it's been 1,051,244 minutes and some change... that's a little over 2 years. 

2 years of surviving a pandemic and all the life changes and introspection that came with this unprecedented moment in the history of humanity. Through it all, I've grown in my ability to extend grace to myself as well as to the people around me. 

I've found contentment in being average; not a high-flyer, not a dead-weight. Just a girl doing her average best some days

Some days I think I crushed it at this parenting gig, some days the tantrums would suggest that I've failed as a mother. Most days though? I'm just an average good mom and that's ok with my kids and with me. 

My acceptance of the average has given me the grace to enjoy the extraordinary as well as the mundane

  • a family Christmas in Hawaii
    • the gentle spirit of my son
      • the beautiful, strong women my daughters are becoming
        • the tranquility of my fully-remote job
          • the school choice we get from our new neighborhood
All the little things I'm not worried about give me the ability to enjoy my average life doing average things. Another word for this is content. I'm content with the average and it's a beautiful state of mind to inhabit. 

How are you doing these first few days of 2023?


1 Timothy 6:6-8 "But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that."



Furiously playing through the Disney Dreamlight Valley game; a few minutes every night.

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