I promised myself

Copyright ©Far Away in the Sunshine 2010 – 2020

“I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

I promised myself I would not miss a day.

I promised myself the blog would be a combination of photos and quotes, and it would also be a reflection of the times we are living in now. A bit of everything, inspirational, funny, and sometimes serious with a post written everyday.

I promised myself I would not miss a day.

So this morning I had it all figured out. Breakfast, clean the fridge, and that’s when it all went haywire. Just a few days ago, I had gotten a whole bunch of fresh veggies which the firm intention to place them into smaller portions and freeze for a later use. One thing led to another, I spent the whole time in my kitchen. To be completely fair, I did about a whole week’s worth of meal preparation. Chopping, steaming, and placing in containers. However it took wayyyyyy longer than I thought it would.

I promised myself I would not miss a day.

This explains me sitting now, feeling rushed to press enter after writing this, to keep the promise I made to myself. This post is rushed, and not thought through enough, and I still hope you will like it. No great insight, just the everyday creeping bit by bit and cramping my style.

And how was your day?

5 comments

  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Life has its own way of guiding us to what needs to be done each day. Are promises and commitment different? I have a commitment to continuing my blog, to not quit, and that commitment keeps it going, even when Life gets in the way for days, and sometimes weeks at a time, but it is always a part of me. Every time I’ve decided to post every week (or whatever) it falls apart – so I have learned to let Life tell me what it wants. Clearly Life wanted you to clean your fridge today – a noble and useful activity. And yet you still managed to post anyway!
    Alison

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  2. Sounds like you had a very productive day nonetheless.

    I long ago learned not to promise anything to anyone, not even myself. Promises are charged with power and intent which can leave a trail of disappointment when broken.

    Peta

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  3. Your meal preparation is also an expression of love.
    Of love and respect for you and for the vegetables.
    Here, I have done some grocery shopping (and got some at least of what I was after). Listening to the news at lunch time I found myself angry and overwhelmed so I went outside and gave myself ‘weeding therapy’. I should add there are enough weeds for a long term therapeutic program.
    Stay well, stay safe.

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