That’s what needed to happen. Plain and simple…my life desperately needed to be simplified. Why? I’m glad you asked. Allow me to list a few things that have recently caused a bit of a dust storm in my life…
Being called to serve as YW president
Writing for a Christmas Cd
Recording a Christmas Cd
Firesides, Conferences, Concerts…
You may look at that list and think, “I don’t know what she is complaining about. It can’t be that difficult.” In my defense, those are just the titles of the categories – the list doesn’t include all of the subcategories with details nor does it include things like meal preparations, grocery shopping, washing clothes, cleaning toilets, being a taxi driver, etc.
About a month ago, when all of these things had been completed, the dust settled, and I discovered I was too busy.
I’m not the type of person who likes to be overly busy. I mean, I know there are times in life where it can’t really be helped – there are more things on our plate than we dished up, and we have to deal with it. But I’ve always needed time to regroup, contemplate, be still, think, ponder. (I could probably think of several other synonyms, but I don’t want to show off.)
Stillness was missing in my life.
So I spent a couple of days deciding what needed to change, what needed to go, what needed to stay…and I implemented my new “plan” about two weeks ago. I am so happy to report that life is moving at a reasonable pace again. I am beginning to feel my heart rate slow and peace return. It feels so good. It wasn’t easy to make some hard decisions, but it was necessary. I think I’m going to be happier for it.
While the dust was swirling, before it had settled, I came across this scripture in my morning studies…it was a lovely message from Heavenly Father.
“I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee.” (Isaiah 42:6)
That is just what I needed – I needed an all-knowing, ever-loving Father to promise to stay by me and hold my hand.
We all need that. So, good thing the scriptures were written for all of us.
Here’s to SIMPLIFYING!
Blog to you soon,