Just Show Up {then the magic can happen}

I have days when I feel tired, distracted, lazy, not creative.

There are days when I procrastinate and waste time with everything but what needs to get done.

There are days that I want to be by myself and not help anyone with anything.

What I have learned about myself is that first of all….I can’t do it all.

I can’t.

When I am amazing at one thing that usually means that everything else fell to the wayside.

What I also know is that no matter how I feel…..

When I SHOW UP that is when the magic happens.

There are many Sundays that I feel too tired to go to church.

When I SHOW UP I always leave feeling refreshed and leave with a new perspective.  I never leave thinking that was a waste of time.

There are so many days when I don’t have the motivation to workout.

When I SHOW UP I finish feeling stronger, more focused and healthy.  I feel accomplished and I am always proud of myself for doing it.

There are days when I don’t want to color or play a game with the kids.

I will have a list a mile long in my head of what I want to get done.

When I SHOW UP and drop that list of mine…I am present and I have blessed my children.

There are nights when I feel like getting into my pjs instead of going out to coffee/dinner etc with friends and when I SHOW UP I always…always leave with a smile on my face and looking forward to our next time together.

There are days when I need to connect with my  husband and when I SHOW UP I make our marriage stronger.  When I think about him and not me….good things always come from it.

There are days when  I want to create.  I have most likely wanted to all day and when I finally have time it is 8:00 at night and all of my energy and creativity feels gone.

When I SHOW UP…even for an hour or two…I am AMAZED at what comes out of me when I JUST SHOW UP.

That is all my creativity, energy, motivation, love, faith, parenting, friendships,marriage is asking…


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  1. Deborah Carlson

    Very true!
    I find that when we bless others like this, even when we’re tired or could be doing something else, that we end up receiving a blessing too by giving of ourselves.
    Thanks for sharing these timely truths Jeanne xo

    Deborah /

    1. Betty

      That was a beautiful synopsis, of what life is about….its called living in the moment…and less we take advantage
      of showing up…we miss opportunities of a lifetime… Thanks for reminding us to SHOW UP.

  2. Mikal

    Beautiful Jeanne!

    I would add that I’m sure you show up OPEN to experience all of those moments. Many people show up, but don’t see the goodness and blessings. Your wonderful soul allows you to show up and experience the beauty of it all. That is why you touch so many hearts…

    Happy weekend to you and yours,


  3. Amanda asweetliferocks

    Good morning, Jeanne!
    What a fantastic post!! How true it is…… We put pressure on ourselves to be so many different things, but when we just ‘be’ (show up)…… it can be a wonderful thing.
    Thanks for the reminder.

  4. mgriffin

    Great post, Jeanne! True, insightful words! I loved what Mikal said in her comments…my sentiments exactly. Love you!!

  5. Lara

    Oh, sweet friend…you have said these words to me on the phone before and i can tell you it affected me then and reading it affects me now…IT IS SO TRUE…we just need to remind ourselves when the going is difficult.

    You are an inspiration in my world, Miss Carmel Corn!!!

  6. Cara @ WhimsySmitten

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I really, really, really needed this reminder today. There is so much I’m struggling with finding time or energy for lately that all too often, I avoid “showing up” at all. You blessed me, today. And if I haven’t said it enough… thank you! 🙂

  7. Pistachio

    Very, very true. It is good to know that I am not the only one in the world that suffers from the same thing! I am gonna Just show up today!

  8. Julie

    WOW! This is so true. I found your blog and seems so fitting for me today. Thanks for this post.

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