I thought that sense it had been a good couple of days that I better post again. How are you lovely people doing? I am preparing for a very busy summer. I'm going with a friend tomorrow, then on Sunday I leave until Wednesday, then the next Monday I'm going to camp! Add summer school, helping with VBS and enjoying summer in general, I'm a very busy gal! =) I hope all of ya'll's summer is going good. With this in mind I decided my topic should be about how to make sure we don't forget very important things in the middle of all the chaos of normal life.
It is so easy to overlook the little, but very important things. Sure, even when we are super busy, we remember to eat, and finish that last homework assignment, and to go to church. But how often do we remember to slow down and play a board game with a little sibling? Or go outside for a walk to pray and take pictures? Or write that letter to a pen pal which has been sitting on your desk for (days, weeks, months)? Sure the important things are important, and I'm certainly not saying to not do those things, but sometimes we do things that really don't need to be done. For me, this is wasting time online. I'm addicted, I admit. But I'm slowly learning that yes, while keeping a blog is fun and amazing, and I love it, I don't need to spend every free minute on it. Facebook will be fine without me. My phone doesn't always need to be within arm's reach.
Sometimes we just need to take a step back and think about what we spend our time on. The internet? On the phone? Even writing? These are all good things, but in moderation. What if I spend 1/2 the amount of time on the internet, and I started cooking more. What if I cleared up my time at night so I could do school then and save the afternoon for photography and playing games? And sometime we don't even need to change our schedule. Maybe you aren't busy enough. Take up a new hobby. Learn a new skill. Spend some time with your siblings.
Sometimes our lives get into ruts because we do the same thing over and over. Take a minute, step back, and look around. Is your mom stressed because of all the work on her shoulders? Take some of it for her. Is your brother grumpy because no one will play with him? Take the time to go to his level and do something together.
We don't need to make changes in big ways. Small things matter too.
And you might just find out in the end that those things that seemed small may have in fact been the truly big things.