I've never participated in Mon's project, but it feels appropriate today.
The messes make us crazy sometimes, but I'm thankful for them anyway.
While it irritates me to no end sometimes that my children (er, and sometimes Eric... and even once in a while myself) feel safe to just drop something wherever suits them...
and while I do get overwhelmed sometimes in so many [ahem] Projects being out at once...
and while Things Made In Love never put their parts and sundries away....
I'm still very grateful.
I'm grateful that we have the freedom to explode life when we like.
I'm grateful that we truly live, and feel safe and so completely loved and accepted at home.
(And we all push the limits sometimes, believe me.)
And I'm so, so grateful that we get to work our magic to sparklify this house over the next day or so in preparation for three days of magical celebrations... a Birthday, Summer Solstice, and a party with little friends and cousins.
Messes can be a good thing.