be present

What the 2016 Election Says About You

Bottom line: You matter.

Showing up matters. How you show up matters. Whether it's in your family, church, or other community activities, showing up and being all in is important and powerful.

Your presence literally shifts the atmosphere wherever you go.

People need you.  They need what you have to offer.  They need the wisdom you have gained from your many life experiences. Don't be afraid to show up in other people's lives. Don't be casual about showing up in your sphere.

Don't be apathetic. Be all in!

My Creepy To Do List

The other day Christopher invited me to go somewhere with him in a few days. When he asked me, my mind was in task mode, and it was hard for me to switch over to relational mode. My reply was delivered with a sigh in my voice. My poor husband was disappointed by my unenthusiastic response.

The fact of the matter is that I was feeling a little overwhelmed because I didn't have my to do list straight in my head. I was tired and thinking about all the stuff I wanted to work on, even though I wasn't planning on working on it that same day.

The next day's to do list was creeping into my evening.

Solutions I am exploring for this repeated problem are:

  • make a to do list so that my head feels clear
  • set the list aside
  • realize that I don't need to worry about tomorrow's tasks today
  • be present
  • focus more on the important people in my life and my connection with them, than on being productive

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,

for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

Will you join me in saying no to creepy lists?