This weekend, in spite of any hopes to plan a Pinterest-worthy weekend menu, create a picture-perfect Easter basket, coordinate Easter outfits, and introduce creative AND meaningful holiday traditions, life happened - AS IT SHOULD HAVE. Here are a few photos of us "keepin' it real:"
I hope you will BE COMPASSIONATE AND PATIENT WITH YOURSELF.
Remind yourself regularly that there are literally billions of wonderful ideas out there in the world + your own.
We spend so much time and energy comparing our weaknesses to others' strengths - which drives us to create expectations for ourselves that are impossible to meet. "As a result, we never celebrate our good efforts because they seem to be less than what someone else does."
[right] My attempt at a Boo Boo Bunny
This year's Easter "basket"
Few perfect moments are planned. Be thankful for all of the SMALL successes in your home and family relationships. "If you consider success to be only the most perfect rose or dazzling orchid, you may miss some of life's sweetest experiences."
OUR SMALL SUCCESSES TODAY: Dad made us a great dinner. Big Brother dressed himself. Little Brother didn't get blue drool on a NEW shirt. Our boys had a great time hunting for eggs, eating candy [off the ground], and spending time with Dad. And, our hard-working dad had a great day spending time with his family.