Thursday, September 17, 2009
This is where I am right now. How do they know?! Right now my season is not as happy with all the issues surrounding my dad's depression and trying to find assisted living for him. It is affecting my energy, it is affecting my kids, it is affecting my spirit and I'm sure other things as well.
I needed the reminder today that there are other seasons going on and they aren't things that pull me down. I am also in the season of raising and homeschooling my children. Those too can affect my energy and spirit, but they do bring joy!
I need to listen to these words from the reflection: "Think creatively about how to maximize the sweet times and minimize the sour ones."
All things pass eventually
Have you ever heard the concept of "seasons" in life? It refers to an idea that nothing in life lasts forever, and with time, all things change. Do you feel like your life is in an unhappy state? Are you stuck in a rut? It will pass! Sadly, this also applies to the good times as well. The elation of a promotion, the excitement of a new relationship--all will fade with time. Think creatively about how to maximize the sweet times and minimize the sour ones.