May we not become so busy, harried and over-committed that we neglect that part of our soul that is fed and sustained by friendship. ~Marilyn Meberg~
This, more than anything else, is a conviction for me. I have been so busy the past weeks that I have neglected other more important things in my life. I am trying to do everything all at the same time. Naturally, I can’t. I end up beat and tired in the evenings. Maybe too much that I rarely go out and enjoy playing with the kids in the backyard. Between chores, errands, driving the kids to their respective activities, I just cannot gather more strength to do just that. My daughter asks me all the time if we can play at the park when I get home. But then, I need to cook and prepare dinner. So, even if I feel bad for them, my routine has been so regular that I find myself not even thinking about it. (Ok, now I feel worse…). My mom is here for a visit, but for some strange reason, I am more busy than I was before. She helps a lot – I mean A LOT! But why am I more busy? I don’t have an answer for that right now but when I do, I will let you know… 😉
Here’s a challenge…
Let us make this week (or what’s left of it) a week to make changes. Let us shift our focus on the more important people in our lives. I will focus on my family. On Thursday, we are going to a local festival after my son’s swimming class. My daughter wants to go back on Friday maybe after her swimming class. We’ll see. The weekend will be all about yard work but my kids love playing outside anyway, so we should be good. We will definitely have a time to play with them. I’m sure it’ll be fun.
What’s your plan?