Day 8, To See What We Can See:


Dear Friends,

For many of us as kids, Saturdays were days to sleep in and maybe get together with some friends.  For a day or two, our lives could be not so busy — we could drift. . . even get bored.

For most of us now, Saturdays are way too filled with errands and getting caught up with all that we didn’t get done during the week —- if we’re even fortunate enough to have the day off regular work.

Do you ever get to sleep in?  What does your inner self look like when you do?  (Mine looks like a deep slow smile.)  What does your inner self look like when you have to get up to the alarm, again, throwing yourself into the day sleep deprived and more than a little grumpy?  (Uh . . . I’m not going to share that picture of me!)

With sketching or just with splashes of color, image what you look like in those two different situations.  If you have time, also image what your days look like when you either get to sleep in or when you have to be “up and at ’em” far earlier than you would prefer.

Now, think seriously about how you’d like to be living your Saturdays, your life.  What little things, or big, are under your control so that you can move just a little bit closer to that?  What “family policy” changes can you make?  What can you let go of?  We often think we just “have to” keep doing what we’re doing, but most of us have more power to change things than we at first think we do.  [I do acknowledge that some of us just don’t have that power, at least not at the moment.  Don’t give up hope:  vision anyway.]  Whose life is it, anyway?

With love,


This is day 8 of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering.  For more background information, see the Intro page, or this post on visual journalling:


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