Dirt Path Press
What Serves You?
At Dirt Path Press we’ve spent the last month considering what’s really important to us and then comparing that with how we are spending our time and energy. We found it quite revealing; so much so, it inspired us to write this issue.
As we enter the month of Saint Valentine, I’m left to consider another question: As our lives busy with the care and love of others, when do we figure out how to care and love ourselves? My answer this month comes in the form of letting go what doesn’t serve me. The number one thing not serving me right now is the guilt that comes from having a messy house. Read this month’s story to find out more.
If you were to have a conversation with your younger self, might you discuss something along the lines of embracing what’s important and releasing what’s not? I surely would. This month’s “What We’re Reading” section includes a book inspired by the wisdom that comes with age and the lessons learned along the way. I highly recommend it.
In gratitude for what’s important,
Quote of the Month
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
|What We’re Watching
We find Martha Beck, author and life coach, a pure delight. Her books and magazine columns inspires us each and every time we read them. Come to find out, she now has a “channel” on YouTube as well. In this “episode” she discusses a powerful old story about rocks and sand. As you consider how to find time for what’s important, we think it’s worth checking out.
|What We’re Reading
What I Know Now, Letters to My Younger Self edited by Ellyn Spragins, asked dozens of extraordinary women to write letters to their younger selves. “Women who, despite their current success, once needed guidance to fulfill their own personal dreams and desires.” It’s a great read for people who have said to themselves, “If I only knew then what I know now…” In other words, its a great read for all of us.
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|This Month’s Story“I take a deep breath and turn to the mess in the kitchen left over from last night’s dinner and see my husband out of the corner of my eye, standing in the door way, eyes twinkling over his coffee.”|
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