Sometimes things happen in life that leave us stunned and reeling. But when there is a series of passings, accidents or injuries, we are left wondering “What the heck? What the heck is going on? What the heck is the message here?”
Maybe it’s as simple as pausing when agitated.
Pondering Life Priorities
Several of these things happened in my life the last couple of weeks and have left me pondering my life priorities.
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.
I’ve always acted as if I were “Superwoman” and “I’ve got this! I’ve got all of this!” I’m merely a human being striving to make the most of life, loving those close to me, allowing myself to accept help and seeking to make a difference.
When these life situations happen, I need to stop an make certain my priorities are in order and give myself recovery time.
Lessons from my Higher Power
What I have learned is these situations are lessons from my Higher Power, that I can choose to learn quickly or slowly. If I learn slowly, then the lesson gets repeated with a few more consequences.
My actions, when I realized I was receiving life lessons, was to pause and look around – wonder what I needed to take care of that have been neglected.
Those things that had been untended were some maintenance items that could lead to much graver issues with more serious consequence.
They have since been taken care of.
Where Is Our Focus?
I’ve also been pausing to relook at where I’ve placed my focus.
In this day and age, we’ve been told be efficient and use any number of countless apps and devices to help us. But what are we losing in the process?
Have we lost ourselves? Our relationships with family, friends, and our God?
For me, I know some of those things slipped through the cracks in the busyness, especially my self-nurturing. The older I get the more necessary it is and without appropriate priorities in my life, my life will become a shell of what I want it to be.
Sometimes we need to stop before circumstances stop us. Pause when agitated or perplexed.
Can You Relate?
Does any of this ring true for you? Can you relate to being too busy for the basics of life?
It’s always a good time to stop and take a deep breath or two – enjoy the day we have, hug our loved ones, and rethink our priorities.
If you relate, leave a comment and let me know that I’m not the only one reconsidering the meaning of life! If you’re stuck and need some help – leave a comment and reach out for a conversation.
If it were spring, I’d say stop and smell the roses. Instead, do the winter equivalent and embrace this amazing day.
‘Til the next time.