Life is hard, but life is good.
That is my Tuesday Truth this week. I am so incredibly grateful for all of the gifts I’ve been given in my life. But, I am also incredibly tired from all the gifts I’ve been given in my life. I have realized over the past couple of weeks that I have a lot to deal with in my life. And those are good things. I have not just one job, but two. I have not just a daughter, but a daughter with a life-long medical condition that requires attention and medication. I have not just a mother, but a mother in hospice who is staying healthy enough to survive longer, but not healthy enough to maintain the life she wants to live. I don’t just teach, I coach intercollegiate Speech and Debate. My life is full. But, pretty much overflowing and I can’t stop the slow drip, drip, drip of additional responsibilities and tasks and demands.
But, I am also starting to realize that I am capable of making decisions about what I allow to just “flow over” and what I work at keeping in my life. I also realize that I want more things in my life, but right now, I let the things that are slowly dripping in take the place of those things I would choose to pour in, and that needs to change. So, I’m going to start focusing on keeping my life full, but letting it “drain” every once in a while. And this summer, I would like it to be more drain and less fill.
So, what’s your truth for today?