Noticing the World — and Myself

A White and Blue Sky

Good Morning, God!

Sometimes the clouds and the things of the world are just so delightful that I have to STOP and take a photo. Thank You, God! These moments feel like gifts and I love them! And, maybe I’m wrong, God, but I feel as if You really like people noticing them.

Now that I am retired, I am beginning to notice myself a bit more. It is all too easy to notice my messy desk and miss the lack of habits and structure in my life that result in the mess. All of this isn’t Rocket Science, God! So, why it is taking me so long is a puzzle.

Hmm. Maybe I think HABITS are boring? But, habits free me to do what I want with the least amount of energy.  Going to BJ Fogg’s website got me started thinking about this. Establishing a habit takes commitment and then a trigger or a trick or two to wedge it in the rest of the day. I’ve kind of wanted to floss. But, it wasn’t until the dentist pointed out that I could do it while I was reading that I was able to wedge it into my day. And then, after a month or so, it got so that an un-flossed mouth was distressing.

Another example is how I have wanted to pick up my office before I go to bed. But, upon a small moment of reflection I realized I often don’t go to bed until I am really tired. So, it seems OBVIOUS that I need to wedge the 10 minutes of picking up my office in earlier. And doing it before letting myself do something I like to do.

Today, God, please help me notice and analyze myself — noticing the commitment levels and triggers — or lack of them.

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