Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Things Just Seem To Work Out

When I was younger, everything was a BIG deal. I used to stress about the kids, husband, bills, work, dinner, cleaning, laundry.....well, you get it, EVERYTHING! My life seemed to be very chaotic. Decisions just couldn't get made fast enough for me.

But's very different. The stress is minimal, life - work - hubby - family, all very manageable and enjoyable. I really like things the way they are now.

I attribute it to several things - my trust in God to help me is the biggest. He gives me wisdom to know not to fret. I trust Him to guide me in my decisions. Sometimes, I jump ahead of Him or even lag behind.....He is loving and encourages me to step up a little and follow Him.

It sure makes life much more enjoyable when the stress is minimal and you can enjoy your life. I'm there and thankful!!

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Giving up things for Lent

Usually I procrastinate about my personal chores, like put them off until I HAVE to do them. For example, having company? clear out the dust bunnies....clean the basement/closets/cabinets? nah, not today the weather is too nice, too cold, too rainy, too anything (for the last few months)...stuff like that. 

I thought the problem might have been spending too much time on Facebook or some other social media. I find I can fill the hours with all sorts of distractions - some I LOVE like knitting and my dogs, some I enjoy like certain TV shows and some that are just a distraction like You Tube.

I thought that maybe Facebook (or all of social media - Twitter, Google +, Pininterest) fell into one of categories. So, on Ash Wednesday I made this blatant declaration: I'm giving up Facebook for Lent.  I know it's only a few days, but I realize that I still haven't cleaned the basement or my closets. I have dusted but I do that every Saturday morning anyway.

So my conclusion is that FB is not the source of my procrastination - gee, what did I do before FB? My procrastination has been with me my entire life. I ONLY procrastinate on personal chores because I don't like doing them!!!! That's the truth. REALLY I should have said for Lent, I will give up procrastinating cleaning the basement. That would be a HUGE start.

Besides, everyone's life is on FB. How will I see my kid's and grandkid's latest pics, keep up with my family, hear the wonderful events in my friend's lives, get my daily dose of humor, words of encouragement, news, knitting updates and politics so quickly. Actually, reading all of this on FB is faster than making phone calls to all of my friends to see how things are going.......

So, back on Facebook when I have time.

"...And in the end... The love you take is equal to the love you make." ---The Beatles
Thanks for reading my Heavenly Thoughts