If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fast Paced Life

Don't we all seem to be living a fast-paced life these days?  I find that there are times when I cannot seem to keep up with myself and feel tired and run-down and plain old exhausted.  Then, I read or hear about somebody else who is lapping circles round me with all they do and I feel humbled. 

I'm also finding that we tend to have this idea in our head of what our persona is and we often want to rebel against what we think folks believe our persona might be - i.e. good girl/bad girl, smart/dumb, techno-savvy/techno-illiterate, etc.  Maybe this is just an instance of the fact that we have traits inside ourselves that we loathe and those we love and those vary from time to time and day to day. 

One of the things I have been trying to do as I evolve in this life is that I am trying to be better at consideration for others and less selfish.  I don't always do so well at it - but I am tenacious!  This week I was clicking links in blogs I follow and stumbled across a moving post which made me pause and think about myself and all the things I need to work on in me.  I thought I'd share it with you HERE and encourage you to dig around and learn more about the author, Emily Wierenga.  Be sure you read all the way to the end of the post because that is probably the most inspirational part of the entire piece.  Hope you enjoy!

(Short and sweet today because one of the things I'm trying to change in me - or around me - is the piles and messes I've created all week by neglecting my housekeeping!)