The Friday Recliner Sampler

Hi friends. Welcome.

This is a tipple of what you might expect in your inbox each Friday when you subscribe to the Friday Recliner.

Its a short sweet permission note and friendly reminder that rest is important and making room for the things we love and that bring us joy are too.

Take a peek

Been a bit of a week ?

Then I hope you’ll find a little something fresh and friendly and un rushed here for your soul

Good Words

Thinking of a drive or a walk this weekend?

Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt

John Muir

A Good Look

Whether you’ve had an epic fail, a “nearly but not quite”, a misguided girl throw or a gut buster of a belly flop this week

Try this. Apply liberally.

A Good Idea

from Lisa Jo Baker

Your bedroom might be messy but YOU’RE NOT A MESS.

Your dishes might be cracked and life might feel like it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be but guess what, love is best when it’s had all the newness rubbed off and it is still there.

You might’ve had a bad week but this doesn’t make you a bad mom or a bad employee or a bad writer or a bad minister or a bad friend or a bad human.

Your bank balance might try and sell you the lie that you are worthless but the truth is you are valuable beyond measure. And certainly beyond the namebrand detergent you sometimes wish you could afford.

The scale can’t possibly measure your worth and 1 x 1“ Instagram squares can’t possibly capture the wild truth of your life.

This is just my small Friday attempt to remind you, don’t give up. Don’t quit on yourself. Leave the laundry on the floor or pick it up. But first pick up your soul and know there is truly a God who sees you.

Right there. Where you really are. And loves you as you really are.

A Good Read

The Kind Gesture that Helps Elizabeth Gilbert Find the Light On Her Worst Days

Heres a snippet

Some years ago, I was stuck on a crosstown bus in New York City during rush hour. Traffic was barely moving. The bus was filled with cold, tired people who were deeply irritated—with one another; with the rainy, sleety weather; with the world itself. Two men barked at each other about a shove that might or might not have been intentional. A pregnant woman got on, and nobody offered her a seat. Rage was in the air; no mercy would be found here.

But as the bus approached Seventh Avenue, the driver got on the intercom.

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And another for good measure

The Birthday Experiment That Changed Everything    from A Cup of Jo

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Enjoy your weekend friends.

Till next week xx

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