i'll just be straightforward with you: this is not about paul's sock drawer. but that was the spark. my saturday chores often involve laundry, and i a l w a y s loathe folding his mountains of socks and boxers. its not that he wears an unusual amount of these items, its just that they are always in the mix. i'm a girl that loves variety. but there's always gotta be socks & boxers, socks & boxers. week after week.
|paul's handsome sock drawer|
socks & boxers, however, are not the point. the point is about my firmest belief: that everything, every little living action, adds up to the total sum of what manifests itself in our lives. and that there is nothing, not a single thing, in our lives that isn't used to grow and challenge and assist us in becoming the most full, flowing version of our selves.
and i realize this belief, week after week. as i go to put away laundry, i consider not pairing up his socks. i don't know why, really, it's not that hard to do, its just that:
- he has a lot of socks
- many of these socks look alike
- i like to do my chores expeditiously
- mid-folding, i think to myself, "geeze! look at all these g.d. socks!"
- i finally find something in the clean laundry pile that's mine, and wouldn't you know there is a sock clinging to it!
- and so on and so on
and in this lesson, i lean, willingly and ceremoniously, towards the knowing that a simple action [as small as pairing up and folding paul's socks] is everything my life is made up of. simutaneously, i'm caring for paul, keeping the house organized, aligning my actions with intention, showing up in all that i do. not because it matters in some grandiose way, but because the miniscule moments make up the breadth of our lives. and if we're practicing full presence when its "not" required of us, imagine the fullness with which we will show up when it "is" required of us!
it's silly, i know, but it's also the most wonderful way to describe a deep belief of mine. i hope we can share that sacred space here. have a delightful saturday. xoxox stephanie