Tuesday Truth

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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?

One thought on “Tuesday Truth

  1. I love your saying in the purple box and the theme. My thought for you today is to find opportunities for little respites for yourself – maybe it is drinking tea with a good book in an alcove. Maybe it is turning off the highway to go see an interesting antique store. Maybe it is taking a nice hike in a woodsy park. No speech. No debates. Just be.

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