June 1, 2011

::just because you can, doesn't mean you should::

have you ever had one of those moments where you say..."why didn't i think of that?"
i had one of those this past weekend.
i spent some time with a cherished friend. a wise-beyond-her-years kind of friend. and she breathed wisdom and encouragement into me in a simple statement.
"just because you can, doesn't mean you should."

she said this in response to all the things i have been committing myself to lately.

i am type A personality.
i do things. a lot of things. all the time.
my husband says to me regularly..."just come sit down."
this weekend i realized i am doing too many things.

so i will choose to slow down.
i will choose to live out what i believe.
i will choose to take more time to love my neighbor and teach my children to do the same.
i will choose to nurture friendships and teach my children to do the same.
i will choose to joke and play and grow in my love for jacob so they know what love looks like.
i will choose...

what will you choose today?


  1. First of all, those are amazing mugs/tea cups. In Love. Second, I will choose to spend more meaningful time with my kids and let them choose what is meaningful.

  2. how encouraging! thank you for sharing this bit of wisdom... i know i should give up something, but i don't know what yet... maybe TV?

    ~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/


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