It’s Sunday again, and time for another High Notes post, where I share favorite reads from around the web, my own recent posts, and stuff I’m loving this week!
Do Men Even Know Who Marie Kondo Is? by Ruth Whitman
“I harbour a constant fantasy that one day I will have a perfectly clean home. I feel guilty sitting down when there is wiping to be done and I am constantly telling my kids to “wait a second” while I just pick up or dispose of or fold One More Thing.”
A Prayer for When You’re Out of Good Ideas by Emily Freeman
“Forgive us for forgetting that we don’t just make art, but we are art. And You the true Artist.”
Help for Parents Who Want to Give Up by Ann Voskamp
“There are young men who need time. Oak trees don’t happen over night. Growing in grace and wisdom and stature isn’t an immediate download — it happens the way a tree grows up: over decades.”
Because it is sometimes necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness. . .
If you haven’t started planning already, it’s time. . . check out these top five tips!
My regular mid-month post of quick book reviews. . .
What I’m Loving:
On Mother’s Day, Sara and I went to see Wicked at the Dallas Summer Musicals. It was just as fantastic as I remembered from years ago, and I was thrilled to share the experience with my daughter.
These are one of my favorite fruits so I love it when they show up in the grocery stores. I bought some at my local Sprouts this week and have been munching on them all week.
3. Spring Cleaning
Ok, that might be stretching it a little.
I wish I could get into the mood to do some serious cleaning and decluttering, but I did at least manage to clean out my Harry Potter “closet under the stairs.” It’s a small closet in the laundry room that I use as an extra pantry and it was way overdue for some organization.
I’m a bad blogger and didn’t take before pictures. Mainly because I couldn’t get in there.
Now that it’s neat and tidy, it still isn’t Pinterest-worthy. But it works, and that’s all that matters!
So. Much. Better.
This Week’s Lyrics for Life
Defying Gravity by Stephen Schwartz
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!
It’s time to try
I think I’ll try
And you can’t pull me down!
Dear sweet readers. . . I hope you’ll find the courage this week to take a big leap into whatever your life is calling you to do. Something has changed within you. It’s time to try defying gravity!