i’m finding

I’m finding the contentedness of a person who is finally finding her footing. I’m realizing that I may cry because it is cold (word from the wise: tears streaming down your face only makes you colder), but I’m focusing on those moments that are wonderful. Like finding a wine store across the street, or walking to work in 15 minutes, creating an inviting home with a wonderful roommate (of whom I met online), or buying winter boots that make the snow less scary…

But just when you think life feels all sorted… love gets in the way, or maybe it was like; regardless it happened (retrospectively) in the best kind of way. This evening, I read this, and it just felt right:

Sometimes the rug getting ripped out from underneath you is the best thing that can happen to you. It keeps you grounded. It makes you appreciate what you have. It also gives you a heavy dose of humility. So if I had one piece of advice, it’s to love as hard as you can. Give today everything you have. It’s better to feel worn out at the end of the day from being the best person you possibly could have been than calling in for a mediocre day – via The Better Man Project

 And so, with humility of someone who has had my fair share of rugs getting ripped out from under me: I come at life giving everything I have. I’m shaking off mediocrity and finding the pure joy in, well, this life I have created.

The everyday is great like that.

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8 comments

  1. Jeri Masterson

    Sheila:
    Welcome home. I can speak from experience that once you have lived in Africa a part of you will always be there and a part of Africa will always be in you (in more ways than one. I hope you left the little “bugs” there.
    Love & Prayers
    Jeri Masterson

  2. jill

    Oy! You know what I’m finding? I’m finding those jean shorts that you’re wearing in that Tree Pose picture up there at the top of this blog, are sitting quite comfortably on my tukkis roughly 3 times a week. xo

    • Sheila

      Ahahaha! I love that!!! Aren’t they great? Weren’t even new to me – they’re like the travelling shorts. or something. Miss you!!! xoxo

  3. barqu

    We are happy to have you here (not as much as your family is, but still) and I applaud your continuing journey to recognise wisdom as she enters your life (biblical imagery of Sophia here). Sorry for the cold, though I do love it in its season.

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