All too often we get caught up in our own little world. We forget the world doesn’t revolve around us. We forget to take a moment and be part of our surroundings. My day in and out is work and home and work. Paying bills and looking for things I want. What time do I take with thoughts on others? Or for that matter what times does others think of others? Do you worry about your pocket or do you leave yourself behind and put others first? Often times, I’ve noticed, when all we think about is ourselves we tend to mes it up. We screw over our friends and family for our own gain. But in the end we never get ahead.
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take you thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Wow, I missed a Sunday Meditation. I am so sorry. I know that many of you follow my Sunday Posts. So this belated post is about taking a moment and organizing your week. I am in the process of moving. I have a lot that my mind is trying to figure out—with or without my consent. My mind takes off and starts thinking about what get packed in what box. This goes here and that there. All that mind work makes me tired and forgetful. I have started a list now. And I work things off the list. This way I don’t get overwhelmed about everything that needs to get done. Make sure to find out what works for you. There is no reason to get overwhelmed. Especially if you plan and prepare. 🙂
So I have been getting a little stressed lately. Trying to plan my life in a very unpredictable world is hard. I may have signed up for some training that all happens in the same few weeks. And its spazing me out. Beyond a bit of OCD having all these things up in the air is really uncomfortable. I realized that I am not in my happy place. I have lost touch of the one thing that keeps me calm. Or more likely, less stressed. This balancing point is different for everyone. You should take stock of what it is for you and when the world gets to spinning you can find a way to be at peace.
As a child my favorite letter was Y. That is also my favorite word; why. I wanted to know how things worked, how people thought, and the reason for everything. I remember getting told by my parents to clean my room or do some chore and I wanted to know the reason behind that request. I wanted to know the interworking of thought that lead to that request. As an adult I respond much better when someone asks me to do something and the give the reason why. While this might be a good trait to have, maturity shows that it should be used sparingly. Sometimes it is better not to ask why and think though the situation. This will help you grow and become a better critical thinker. Also sometimes letting things unfold without knowing every detail is worth the bit of excitement. Your thoughts?
I feel that many time throughout a life you spend long parts just waiting. Waiting for the alarm, waiting for work to end… just waiting. These periods of time can become tedious. It’s hard, these moments of waiting. I find they sneak up on me and then pounce and leave me mired in the mud. These are the moments we need to take the time to enjoy the wait. Enjoy the sunrise. Enjoy the quiet moments. For only too quickly we will be swept away with the speed of life. Keep that in mind when you are feeling low and slow. And encourage others when you notice their slow moments.
Wow! August. Where does the time go? Have to say that the summer has been fun; in between the rain storms. It was a very light winter. I live in one of the coldest places in the USA and really we only got -30 for about three weeks. That’s very unusual for us. Normally we have a couple of months of subzero weather. Last Thanksgiving we could have been swimming. Well not really but compared to Thanksgiving of 2014 it was tropical here. Then this summer—rain. Nonstop, continual rain. It has been crazy. However, I have made good use of it. I went to Thailand with my sister, Mother’s day at my Grandma’s, Symphonies, Theater (Beauty and the Beast and Lion King), Opera (Rusalka), camping, kayaking, etc. This winter I have another three, maybe four, trips planned. So all in all very good year. Lots of fun. I hope that next year is just as good.
A lot of changes at work too. I have had lots of new trainings that will help me do my job better or at very least will get me out of the office more. Many crazy things happened, states wide, that has affected my outlook of my job and how we manage our daily lives. For those who might not know I am in Law Enforcement. It’s very scary knowing my brothers and sisters are getting shot down. Not for who or what they are but for what they do. How sad. Its sad loss of life, sad media coverage, sad the lack of support. Only after the second Baton Rouge shooting did management come down and say that we will no longer work alone. That lasted a whole week. I understand that in a small rural town it is easy to think that all that evil is so far away. But it’s not. Evil is everywhere. Sadly.
Now as fall is drawing nigh, I feel that I should blog another story. I have a few that are already written. I have many started. However, I would love some inspiration. Some ideas. If you guys think of anything let me know. Otherwise I can dig up my old writings and get something posted for now. J
How has your summer gone? Anything neat happened or you did? I can’t wait to hear.