Another month has passed, and I’m slowly making progress on my resolutions. Okay, on some of my resolutions.
To be perfectly honest, I’m finding it difficult to focus on so many things at once. I started doing better on healthy eating, and stopped remembering to record my Thankfuls. It sometimes felt like, to concentrate on one area, there had to be some give in another area.
To be even more honest, there are things on this list that don’t require that much time. So am I just making excuses for the things that I didn’t accomplish?
Well, no. I’m glad to say – and believe – that I don’t need to make any excuses. continue reading…
“We are so small and seemingly insignificant in the universal pool of life, but every move we make creates a ripple that grows ever wider, reaching out to and crossing paths with our fellow swimmers. We can float along if we wish. But to keep moving is to continually create these waves of energy, to continually send something out into the world. To swim is to move one’s limbs in a purposeful way. It is also to propel oneself, to move from one location to another, to take yourself to new places. It is to take yourself further.”
And so I had decided that I was ready to stop treading water; I was ready to swim. To be more accurate, I was planning to do a great big cannon ball into the deep end and send plenty of awesome waves out into the world. Then I’d swim with a mighty purpose; I’d propel myself across that pool and intercept some of those same waves that I had sent out.
My sister and brother-in-law hosted our Thanksgiving dinner last Saturday so as many members of the extended family could attend as possible and still enjoy their own traditions on the actual day. As a person who works in retail, that was welcome news to me. I have to work a lot of holidays, and this opened up the opportunity for me to do so without missing out on anything. (Like time and a half pay.) continue reading…