friday light : surrendering to simplicity

friday light : surrendering to simplicity


Things have felt complicated lately. There are important tasks to be done, big decisions being made, emotions running high all of which can be overwhelming. Especially when they are all seemingly intertwined.

As I sit her quietly this morning I am reminded that Fridays are a slow kind of day. There’s not as much traffic out on the street. And that goes the same for the traffic on the web.  It’s just more quiet on Fridays. Perhaps its that the week is winding down and exhaustion is in the air. I’m not exactly sure but today I’m feeling like it’s time to graciously receive the gifts that this particular Friday is so generously offering; stillness, quite, calm, simplicity.

I choose to let today be uncomplicated. To release all that is tied up in knots in my mind and just let it be. To breathe deep, exhale long and move slowly, steadily and let my body and mind surrender to the simplicity that soothes my soul.

What will you surrender to today?


  • Tammy Lee Bradley
    Posted at 18:12h, 28 January Reply

    I surrender to idea of getting "caught up." I just have to be content with what I can accomplish in any given day and let the rest go. xo Tam

  • shannon
    Posted at 18:41h, 28 January Reply

    I love your line, "I choose to let today be uncomplicated." What a lovely post. Ahhh…big breath in, big breath out. I surrender to flow in the present moment today. To move lighter and to breath deeper. To smile bigger and hug tighter. To let go of my "to do" list, for this one day…and simply move about the day in an "uncomplicated" way…

  • kristin
    Posted at 18:41h, 28 January Reply

    i woke up this morning in a panic…this whole month has been one hectic race, fighting against time…today i rebelled ;0) i grabbed my camera and chose to sink down, to drag my feet and not be rushed. to see the beauty in each second and to capture it…
    i feel as if i can breath again!

  • sizzle
    Posted at 18:49h, 28 January Reply

    I like this.

    Today I surrender to trying to be everything. I will rest easy in my breath and just be.

  • alison
    Posted at 19:10h, 28 January Reply

    Such a beautiful post and comments that have followed. I am so thankful for Friday, a finish line of sorts, where I can finally be done with the race that was this past week. To let my breathing slow, my body rest and to be with the ones I love.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 19:16h, 28 January Reply

    These words were swelling in me but I couldn't get them out….thank you for giving voice to my thoughts. Happy (still) Friday.

  • Siobhan Wolf
    Posted at 19:36h, 28 January Reply

    Today, I surrendered the notion of getting anything at all done. What is needed is rest. I am grateful for that.

  • elk
    Posted at 20:06h, 28 January Reply

    my in laws are coming to stay the weekend .. I surrender my unrealistic feeling of having "it" all in place .. so silly!
    I am posting a simple bird . simple word each Friday in 2011 …it brings my week into perspective .

  • traceyclark
    Posted at 20:32h, 28 January Reply

    after a morning of being out and about and then sitting outside in the sun talking with a friend, I return to your wonderful comments. what a joy! thank you for the affirmations and for your willingness to join me today. here's to allowing ourselves to just "be"! : )

  • Tosha
    Posted at 20:36h, 28 January Reply

    THANK YOU for this post. It's wonderful and just what I need to hear today.

  • melissa
    Posted at 22:54h, 28 January Reply

    beauty. you. and your poetic photography and storytelling. today, i surrendered into the tears.

  • Cara
    Posted at 01:43h, 29 January Reply

    Tracey we have had some snow storms that have brought simplicity top my days recently.
    BTW- I still miss BSM but am so glad you are doing Friday Lights.

  • jaymee
    Posted at 05:47h, 29 January Reply

    bless you for this today. It's just what I needed to "hear." : ) You've inspired me to go to bed, because the day is over and I have surrendered to all that I "didn't get done." Tomorrow is a new day.

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 06:12h, 29 January Reply

    I love looking at this way, thanks for the perspective. I'm surrendering the stress of the week. It was a tough couple of days but I want to leave it behind and enjoy the relaxation of the weekend, also we lost one of our dogs yesterday 🙁 still dealing with those emotions.

    Thanks for sharing Tracey!

  • Stacey Clark
    Posted at 05:45h, 30 January Reply

    Hi Tracey Clark. I'm Stacey Clark. It's very nice to "meet" you and I think your blog is supercute too. 🙂

  • FireMom
    Posted at 14:28h, 30 January Reply

    I'm pretty sure you have a different kind of Friday than we do! LOL

  • rawqueen
    Posted at 15:44h, 31 January Reply

    I didn't see this post till monday. But simplicity is an excellent choice for me right now. I feel whelmed by big decisions and so many of the changes I've longed for coming into play. Give thanks for the reminder. Breathing deeply.

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