Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 7: Allowing it to Be

So, in my crazy mixed up brain, I had originally thought that I would juggle the normal kids afternoon transportation and activities along with handling the preparation and set up for this dinner. However, thankfully, a few days before the event, my husband offered to handle picking up the kids and taking them to all their things so that I could simply focus on my work.

Later, I thanked him profusely, and screamed at myself, "What in the world were you thinking??!! There would have been no way you could have done both!!!" Even though I've been doing this for several years now, I still have to be reminded to fully devote time...solid time (not distracted time) to accomplish the task at hand.

Things always take longer than you think. Give yourself plenty of time to gather supplies, carry things to and from the car, and everything in between. Even if you have the best laid plans and preparations, but don't give yourself enough time to carry it out, you will not be able to fully enjoy setting everything up. Instead of being able to artfully arrange a tray, or step back and decide how the table will look the best, and where all the food should go, you are rushing to simply get it on the table!

The stress of not having enough time can easily suck all the joy out of the event design. To allow the event to be have to allow for the time it takes to let it be. Funny how that works.

Come back tomorrow to see the wrap up of this event. Then we'll continue our 31 Days journey with a little inspiration on Sunday, and then enter into a new event on Monday! If you want to catch up from previous days this week, check out the links below.

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  1. I'm glad that you had help! I'm sure it made all the difference.

  2. Great post and a lesson we all need to keep in mind.

  3. I love when my husband does things like this. (and a great reminder) I forget to add travel time sometimes when I have appointments. I get the appointment time stuck in my head then realize "Oh my gosh, thats not when I need to leave but when I need to be there!"

  4. Yay for your husband. So true about stress sucking the joy out of a project when there's not enough time.

  5. thanking GOD for awesome ... HUBBIES

  6. Thank you so much for this reminder..."solid time (not distracted time) to accomplish the task at hand." That is such a powerful and true statement. I need to work on that, too often I have distracted time. Yay for awesome husbands! :)