Every day I’ll be sharing here this month,
kind of coming home to myself,
a season of rest from the overwhelm
that my life has become.
Somehow I got a little lost
in other people’s lives
and gave myself
too little room
on my over- crowded plate.
Have you ever done that?
Forgotten, for a while, to live your own life?
I’m taking the month to come untangled,
get loose from the noose,
be free from the buzz of the be
in my head….
be (overly) productive,
be responsible (for more than your share),
be a fixer, a saver, a rescue-maker.
And faster, please.
No, I think I’d rather not.
Today I choose instead to be
and oh so glad
Care to join me?
(I’ll be here every day this month, tending this space that helps
grow the quiet and glad in me.)
“Overinvolvement of any sort can keep us in a state of chaos.
If we’re focusing our energies on people and problems,
we have little left for the business of living our lives.
And there is just so much worry
and responsibility in the air.
If we take it all on ourselves, it overworks us
and underworks the people around us.
It doesn’t solve problems.
It doesn’t help other people. It doesn’t help us.
It is wasted energy.”