“It’s okay if every weekend doesn’t lead to big moments and campfires and laughter that carries on for hours and hours. Some weekends might be quiet, still, with plenty of room to contemplate. And in that contemplation room, there is room to grow. So hold those weekends dear. Don’t see them as less or as threats to the more exciting. There is beauty and truth even in the seemingly mundane.”
– Morgan Harper Nichols
It’s Wednesday, in case you weren’t aware.
Mid-week, hump day, the overlook to the weekend…whatever you want to call it, it’s here. I always find myself hitting this weird spot when it is the middle of the week; a mixture of excitement, tiredness, motivation, struggle, all of the things. It’s like Wednesday becomes this chaotic little mind bubble where I try to process everything haha.
When I saw this quote I fell in love with it so much I felt like I needed to share it.
In the social-media saturated world we live in it’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game and feel like we just don’t “have a good life”. That person is doing this and this every weekend, or their coffee looks perfect and they are eating so healthy; then another person is attending all of these events and concerts and making all this money…we just feel less than.
To put it simply, that isn’t ok with me anymore.
I realized how much I was comparing the other weekend when Eddie and I finally had a few hours to ourselves and we spent it curled up in separate chairs watching CM and eating Halo Top. It didn’t “look magical” but it really felt that way when I look back on it. After days and days of not much time together we were able to spend a small evening with each other and it was great. Some weekends we go out and do things, other weekends we lounge and clean, and most weekends he is working and I’m filling my time doing other stuff.
There is beauty in the small moments right?
Like we don’t have to always hold on to this ideal of “go-go-go”, instead, like the quote says, we can simply use that quiet time to contemplate. Or use it to cross off those to-do lists you have been neglecting.
I’m not sure if my point has gotten across at all, but I just really wanted to share a small piece of my thought process lately.
Hopefully it reaches in there and resonates with you too, if not, there’s always next time.