Tugging My Life Back Toward Balance

Hau Tree blossom

Good Day, God!

How wonderful is the Gift of Life — and how Hard it is to live a Balanced Life! Sigh, that is not so much a complaint as a “re-dawning” realization.

The last 12 days or so have been tilted toward OTHERS –wonderful “others” to be sure, God! Still, the part of me that is responsible for my Care and Feeding (or not feeding as the case may be) is unhappy with me.

So, once again I am digging throughDesk Piles and setting up my calendar. Determined to INVEST more time in daily maintenance and self care. Investing is a good word because — just as with money — I find it more fun to spend than to invest.

beginning buds on a shower tree

Hmm. Perhaps it isn’t so much a tug-of-war between Ms. Grasshopper and Ms. Ant as it is about identifying and then blending and balancing their virtues. I think I need a negotiated Peace Treaty that clearly spells out Time and Energy for BOTH of them.

And, maybe I also need to “redefine” Ant behaviors so that they are more attractive. Hmm. Ant activities are filed under boring, dull and tedious. Sigh. Alas, they are also necessary to a well-run life.

Now I am thinking of Edward De Bono and his six colored thinking hats. De Bono used them to represent various patterns of thinking. But, I could adapt them to my purposes. I could find a green eye shade to put on when I do my banking and accounting — a running cap of Kit’s for exercising — and a headband for giving.

Yes, God! Even Ms. Ant can have fun! Old and clearly dysfunctional filing categories can be re-envisioned and re-created. With Your Help I can create New wineskins for New Wine.

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