I get asked a lot how "I do it all" — just for the record, I don’t. I don’t do it all — I think the secret is realizing that just because you don’t [or can't] do it all, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. I’ve decided that since I never get everything or even most things on my list checked off, I might as well add more. This might seem conterintuitive, but it works for me.
Last night, I knew I wasn’t ready to start this crazy week. I probably should have stayed up and done some calendaring or organizing. I should have finished my two layouts, due today. Instead, I went to bed and set my alarm for 5:00 — when it went off, I turned it off and slept until 6:28 — at which point the guilt of "sleeping in" pushed me out of bed. I read my scriptures, which always helps my perspective and went for a jog, which always improves my outlook. When I got back, I ate cold cereal with my boys, raced them to get dressed, started laundry, cleaned the kitchen and vacuumed up Easter grass in four different colors. As I did, I thought of yesterday, how it was supposed to rain and it didn’t. How after church we drove up to our new house and took pictures and then spent the evening with good friends enjoying an Easter feast.
The thing is, life is good. It’s busy — but it’s really, really good. I spend my days running around frantic. But I’ve learned [in large part because of my scrapbooking] to stop every now and again to notice some small evidence of an abundant life.
I’m in my office now and I’m going to do what I can to catch up. What do you say?
Here’s to Monday and to a new week full of opportunity.
p.s. A couple of weeks ago I asked you all to notice some of the changes we are making at BPS. Well — Both Ann F and Andrea got four of the five correct — happy mail coming their way!
Just in case you’re dying to know, the changes I was looking for were:
1. New welcome message
2. Name of two menu items changed
3. New format for "Share Your Thoughts"
4. Improved listing of classes and …
5. Supply lists available with class description
Kayce is hard at work, so watch for even more changes coming soon!