22 March 2012

Why and How I Fail

I love love love this simple, natural life we've got going on, but I'm gonna be honest: there are many times I fail. Miserably.

There are only so many hours in a day, and even though I want to only eat the best food and make all my own cleaners and waste as little as possible, the bottom line is when I run out of time, my priorities lie elsewhere.

There, I said it.


Consequently, sometimes

  • the dryer gets used more often than the clothesline
  • french fries are eaten for dinner (Dutch french fries are the best!)
  • the TV is turned on to entertain 
  • paper gets thrown into the trash can instead of recycling
  • the car gets driven on a "bike only" day
  • lights get left on upstairs
  • money gets spent out of convenience rather than frugality
Unfortunately, I could go on and on. Here's the thing: every effort I make, no matter how small, means I'm taking the responsible path. My intentions are sometimes drowned by my actions, but more often my intentions create actions.


I fail. Because sometimes life needs to be lived, and people need to be loved. And each day is a new chance to do it better.

5 comments:

  1. We all do what we can, and forgive ourselves and move on :) Hang in there...

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  2. Thank God I'm not alone!!!!! I just get so overwhelmed trying to do it all! Sometimes I just have to do the best I can and fail at "doing it all". I just have to accept that I am not one of those people who can do it all and do it sustainably/simply/naturally/frugally.I am so glad I am not alone!! Darlene

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  3. What a darling family. I have a plaque on my wall that says, "The most important things in life aren't things." Everyday there are things I do I wish I didn't or things I wish I did better, but at the end of the day they are just things.

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