Happy Mess



I normally hate messiness. I feel much calmer when the laundry is folded, the dishes are washed, and the toys are put away. However, this evening I was relaxing watching Parenthood (a great new show I just discovered), when I looked around and actually enjoyed all of the mess. There were crayons on the floor, bits of paper ripped up, an overturned chair turned into a fort, and a random high-heel in the middle of the living room floor.

Rather than feel anxious or upset, I actually felt happy that I live in such a wonderful home. I'm thankful to have a spirited baby who throws crayons on the floor, rips up paper (why??), and likes to carry shoes around the house. Someone pointed out recently that babies are very similar to puppies in their chosen activities... very true!

So I choose to relax, eat a piece of chocolate and relish in the mess. It's just proof that we're living a happy life, right?? I'm sure I'll feel differently when I wake up in the morning and can't find my shoes as I'm racing out the door, but for now it's ok to be messy. I'm glad I've got someone to mess things up:)

Linking up with From My Grey Desk


Kayla Lynn said...

i envy your ability to turn off the anxiousness! i always feel so much better when things are in place before i can actually relax. im sure once i have children things will be different :) you have sparked a hope in me!

Sarah Grace said...

your attitude is so amazing, i'm feeling inspired! :)

happy friday!

xo, sarah grace

Ladies Holiday said...

I really need to try this...LOL...and watch Parenthood. I hear such rave reviews! If you'd like to link up on the Photo Friday Blog Hop- you are welcome to add this or any other favorite post.. It's up all weekend. Enjoy! Cheers!

Lindsay said...

Love this post. I am totally a neat freak. I feel like I can't relax unless everything is in its place. But I love the thought of being able to relax in the midst of a mess. It shows that your home is lived in, that you have a child who plays and that you spent your time in other better ways!