Keep it simple.
I know you might have plenty to do. Your schedule might be full of obligations. How can you keep it simple?
Even when schedules are full, we can reflect on the simplicity of the day. Why do we choose what we do? What are our goals? I’m not talking about a life overhaul all in an afternoon while sitting on some bleachers or managing an arm-and-heart-full of family in an attempt to make some memories together. Simply invite some quietness among the busyness. Listen to your thoughts, attitudes, and concerns. Consider the simplicity of your life, the non-negotiables, the sacrifices you make because, you know, whatever you are choosing means not choosing others. You can’t do or have it all. And today might be a good day for a truth check.
And then there are schedules that aren’t full. You might be frustrated that it’s not fuller than it is. You wouldn’t mind some company, adventure, or change. Or perhaps you just find yourself in an unusually empty day. But perhaps empty is the wrong word, because even in the pleasant pause or deafening void, simplicity requires intention. Otherwise, we can squander an opportunity to reflect. Just like those who invite some quietness among the busyness, we can listen to our thoughts, attitudes, and concerns. Consider the simplicity of your life, the non-negotiables, the choices that you make every day that eliminate other choices. What’s important? You can’t do or have it all, but you also can’t avoid it or suddenly wish it into something you think you’d prefer. Today might be a good day for a truth check.
I’ll report back on mine.