When my daughter Traci was just a little girl, I watched as she moved to the edge of a staircase and peaked over the edge. She was only about 8ft in the air but it was a huge jump for a tiny girl. She was about to demonstrate the secret to taking a leap of faith.
The older I get the more I realize there is very little in life I can control. My grandchildren get sick, neighbors struggle, friendships threaten to crumble and I am helpless to change the circumstances or the people in them.
It took about 20 minutes of marriage to realize I was pretty powerless to change my new bride. When our children reached their teen years the myth that I was in control evaporated almost completely. So… what can we do about anything?
I am one of the most organized, disorganized people on the planet. I call it OD! Organized Disorganization. On top of that I have a healthy dose of ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Dis… Squirrel! Look at the words in that definition.
Attention Deficit: Can’t pay attention,
Hyperactivity: But always busy doing something.
Are any of you out there like me? Does the influx of tasks seem overwhelming? Does it take you a decade to clean clean your desk and only days for it to disappear beneath a stack of stuff again? Here’s how I am learning to survive.
Well, it’s another Lighten Up Monday! This video is a perfect example of why I worry about our attachments to digital devices these days. I think we’re all guilty of becoming addicted at some point or another. Be sure you watch the clip all the way to the end…
Saralee and her husband Bob have become dear friends of mine. Please read this inspirational piece entitled A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES: REALIZING AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM by Saralee Perel and be encouraged!
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” Christopher Reeve
Recently, for the first time in five years I simply went out back, put my cane down, and started walking. I made it 42 yards.
Today I walked 5 miles.