I was going to post my Given & Gained items for days 9-11, but here is the thing: my life is messy. My life is disorganized! My life is nuts. While my stuff can always be factored into the equation and blamed, the truth is, I woke up at 5 AM to a fabulous mess consisting of hemp milk (I am .63 hippie. Have I not mentioned this? My apologies), baking soda, toothpaste, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and a whole bunch of tampons. One of my children in inexplicably in the nude, and I have ascertained that the toilet paper I mentioned has been scattered to every room of the house. I will spend most of the day recovering my home from this disaster, even though I wanted to focus efforts on packing up my back shelf so I have a great "before and afters" to show you soon. It is okay.
I am going to put on my boots. I will pour my coffee. I will read my love letters, and listen to Him speak. I will live this day as though it matters, as though there are epiphanies hiding in the mundane. My day will likely hold frustration, will carry sadness, anger, & shame. But it will also reveal joy and adventure, if I am willing to look for it.
Have Peace, & Purge On.