The Best I Can

December 19, 2012 by  
Filed under current, Mothering Space

I wanted to sit down and write a really juicy piece about how I’ve found peace as a parent. I searched my brain for some big heavens-parting moment of pure loveliness when the kids were being fantastic and I loved what I was doing every moment and I’d taken a shower that morning.

But I don’t have any stories like that.

Here’s what I know about peace, and the only way I’ve ever been able to find it.

Peace is a choice that you make each moment to let “what is” be “good enough.”

Sure there’s always more to do. I could always do more to “be a better parent.” But striving for more more more more more, simply put, leads to hell.

Peace is knowing that in each moment, I am doing the very best I can.

And then really letting myself own the truth of that. I am doing the best I can. There is no “more,” no “better,” no “different” to be done.

I am enough.

And so are you.


Wishing you the happiest of holidays, and lots and lots and lots of peace.

About our Mothering Space contributor

Hi, I’m Miki. I create and tend spaces in which we can be truly seen and deeply loved. I believe that we can each design our lives so that they are grounded in, and flow from that which we hold most dear. This is my compass as I mother my kids, support my husband, photograph families, and write about it all. See what I’ve changed into here and on Twitter @MikiDeVivo


4 Responses to “The Best I Can”
  1. Miki says:

    Thanks Chris :)

  2. Lisa Gillispie says:

    Thank you for this, Miki!

  3. Miki DeVivo says:

    You’re so welcome Lisa. I’m working on practicing it myself today.