02 March 2007

I can...

These days, I often find myself short on time and running late. I've been busy; it seems like everyone wants my help with something these days. And I enjoy being the "go to" girl, but I'm not sure I can be her anymore. I've taken my time getting back into my groove since having Sasha, so I'm surpirsed that it's been such a challenge. The truth is, I am finally coming to understand that there are limitations to what I can do. Okay. That sounds a) cocky and b) totally obvious. Of course there is a limit to what I can do. I am human. I've just been slow to realize it.

I have often caught myself thinking of womanhood in terms of "all or nothing". I say womanhood, because I think all of us - with or without children, single or married, career women or not - have this idea that we are either passing or failing. And our definition of "capability" couldn't be more flawed.

We focus so much on what we cannot do, I thought it would be a good idea if we all thought of things we can do. So, ahem. All who would like to participate in this exercise (lurkers please join us:)), add your link below and leave me a comment. Your post should follow this outline:

I can lead the way.
I can make people laugh.
I can make my home a haven from the world.
I can make music.
I can catch a full cup of juice on its way to the floor.
I can catch a child on its way to the floor.
I can inspire others.
I can listen.
I can be the "best mommy in the whole world" without a huge stage production.
I can bake incredible brownies.
I can multi-task.
I can make my husband smile without saying a word.
I can pacify my children.
I can give hope.

Be as serious or funny as you wish!


Fabiola said...

TRue, true, true!!!
We cannot hug the world with our arms!! It is too much, but we sure can be "the best" in so many things.


scribbit said...

I appreciate your positive nature in this, it's something I need to remember. Lately things have seemed so overwhelming.

No Cool Story said...

I can catch a child on its way to the floor, Super Mommy powers!
:D this is such a beautiufl idea Lei.

Chris said...

Fabulous post. Sorry, lurking and had to comment. Awesome post though.

Amber said...

Fantastic post, one that really hits home! Thanks for brightening my Monday.

kfk said...

I can fall into bed tonight and go straight to sleep. I am that exhausted.

I can say that you are a wonderfully positive woman!

utmommy said...

What a great post! I thinks it's so important that we try really hard to concentrate on the things we CAN do!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I can give myself blogging "time-outs" to recharge so I can be a better mom to the kids :) !!

What a fabulous post. I love your positive attitude.

Anna Maria Junus said...

I can make people think that I know what I'm doing when I haven't got a clue.

emlouisa said...

Beautiful Lei. I should have done this before I quit, lol!

Twisted Cinderella said...

This is a wonderful idea! I love this post.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I decided to do this too! I put it up today!