Monday, June 30, 2014


For an explanation of my one-word goal for the year to refine myself, click here. For last year's word, act, click here.
My kids collect the eggs. Each day, they comment about the color and shape.

Their colors range from dark brown through lightest beige. Some look like they've been unevenly left in dye--fading from light to dark, or blotchy instead of speckled. Once, one was kind of purplish pink. One chicken always lays green eggs.

Their shapes vary as well. Big and small, rounder or longer than usual--even ridged and lumpy, on occasion.

Chickens squawk and cluck each time they lay an egg. I didn't know that. I don't think it hurts to lay an egg, but there is some discomfort and work associated with this daily process.

My work to refine myself this year is a little like laying that egg each day. Some days, my efforts are pretty--evenly colored and shaped. Other days are small, uneven, inconsistent, even lumpy.

I'm trying to see the beauty in each day and appreciate the work each day takes.

And trying not to squawk too much about it.


  1. I have always wondered if the term "egging them on" came from chickens laying eggs, because when one is laying an egg, all the others make a bunch of noise. Kind of like they are encouraging her to lay and egg... Just a thought.

  2. Great analogy, Jen. And I had no idea how many beautiful colors eggs could be!


  3. Love it! Life is beautiful....especially if we can look at it like that! :) I just barely got chickens too back in April. Can't wait to start getting eggs!

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