Writing my guest post for Ally this week really got me thinking about relationships. Not just marriage, but all relationships - to people, to art, to work, to a habit, to an idea. We commit ourselves to a variety of different things, in word and in deed, on a daily basis. Don't you think? And if you really think about it, your actions, your schedule, speak volumes about what you care about most. If you're looking back on this week and thinking, hmm... that's not what I want to be committed to, then you're not the only one.
You may be tempted to spend your weekend as a continuation of your work week, scrambling like mad to finish a project.
You may be tempted to avoid any form of work all together and park yourself in front of your television.
You may be tempted to cling to the period of your life when things felt so much easier than they do right now, when you were a carefree college kid without any real responsibilities.
Put down your smart phone.
Step away from your inbox.
Turn off the TV.
Let go of the if-onlys and the I-wish-I-weres.
Read a few of these links and be inspired to commit yourself to something good. A healthy relationship. A life full of adventure. A habit of learning and going and doing.
She's Married to Amazement.
I love this quote from Darrell about seeking direction versus wisdom:
"I can seek direction which is circumstantial, or seek the wisdom that will help direct my actions in all circumstances."
Possibly the most romantic stay-in date that I've heard of in a long time.
Rob asks the question: what's more important, a happy story or one that evokes strong emotion, even if it's depressing?
Commit to story. It's A Matter of Life and Death.
Confession: I'm an NPR addict. [Like you didn't already know that...] This story, like so many that I hear on a daily basis, had me in tears and reminded me of this post I wrote a few months back.
So what are you committing to this weekend, and what are you letting go of?
Happy Friday, friends. [And happy fall.]