Weekend Wisdom: Big change is the result of hundreds of tiny steps and they all matter.
I got mad about making dinner this week.
In case you thought I was calm and sweet and wonderful to be around all the time because I simplified my life, I’m not. On Wednesday night, after the eleven millionth time making dinner since March, I got really mad about it. I wanted to stomp my feet and cry because I was cooking instead of flying to New York to eat in Koreatown with dear friends or going out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant around the corner.
I let it all get to me.
It’s possible I was just hungry because I felt better after we had dinner. More than likely though, it was a bunch of pent up pandemic rage that had to come out. Now it’s out. I feel better, but we are ordering in tonight.
Normally, this is the part of the story where I tell you … I know how good I have it. I’m lucky. These aren’t big problems.
Instead, I’ll say that I felt the way I felt and you can feel the way you feel too without then feeling guilty for feeling bad. Just acknowledge that the thing that set your rage/sadness/anger/frustration in motion wasn’t likely the thing that you feel rage, sadness, anger or frustration about.
Ok … onto the favorites:
This time last year, I wrote this.
The power of soup. Get your tissues.
I can’t believe this book is almost a year old.
Why I love experiments and getting curious.
If the digital world has you feeling overwhelmed, these practices will help.
What is a capsule wardrobe and how can I get one? (WSJ)
When you are peopled out, head to your introvert zen zone.
The hidden mess lurking in your kitchen (if you are looking for a weekend project).
Oh my gosh, just bawling over here.
Creative ways to preserve family recipes.
Hitting your ‘pandemic wall’? These 11 tips will help.
17 women making Black history right now.
Even though I don’t have a dog, I cannot wait to read this book.
10 things we can stop apologizing for right now.
It feels like the right time to make these lovely treats.
Some of my very favorite love songs.
Send love because the world needs more love letters.
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @blessthemessy because of all this truth.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.
P.S. The Kindle version of Soulful Simplicity is only $4.99 right now!