So, How are you really doing today?
Are you content?
Have you thought about it?
When was the last time you sat for a quiet moment?
Have you rushed from work to games, to dinner, to bed?
Have you had time to even think?
I think we all get it.
A race through time.
And we’re just thankful to have made it through with little going wrong.
I want to break that mode.
I don’t want life dictating to me my schedule.
I’ve fought so hard against the tide.
My soul longs for peace.
For family dinners.
These over scheduled, homework filled days need to go.
We can hardly take a breath sometimes.
Between farm chores and the schedules, in this season of Thankfulness, it hits me.
I wonder if I fight so hard, am I missing it?
Am I missing the day to day flow,
because I’m trying to hold the crushing tide with my back?
Time and quiet have become my idol.
I rail against the additional scheduling.
It makes me tense and cranky.
Maybe instead of trying to fight such a battle, I should stop;
go with it.
Go with the chaos and crazy schedule.
Somewhere I have forgotten this truth.
I am not saying this because I am in need,
for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
I am not content.
Maybe I should try to stay up later.
I miss the kids antics.
They seem to come alive as I am crashing from a full day.
I’m not sure how to change.
I want to enjoy more and not feel like I’m railing against life at every turn.
I have tried to manipulate my circumstances to fix the turmoil I feel.
I’ve heard said that God may not calm the storm,
He is the calm in the center of the storm.
Maybe it’s me that needs the calming.
I need to be content.
This season of gratitude is opening my eyes to new things.
How are you really?
Have you taken the time to see?
Join us on this journey of Thankfulness.
I am adding to my gratitude list. . .
30 Days of Thankfulness
I am thankful for:
Kids needing rides
Last minute additions to the schedules
dinner on the go
Things out of my control
new ideas and change (ok, I’m trying)
coffee, hot coffee
learning to not fight against the tide
lessons on the journey
a full house