Monday, March 22, 2010

Keep It Simple, Sweetheart!

Life is complicated.

Politics, economics, relationships, finances, ailments, accidents, ethics, goals, decisions, mistakes… on and on...

It’s a tightrope, a balance beam.

And it’s stressful.

Add job change and moving to new location where slate is clean but knowledge base vanishes, the stress meter kicks up a notch.

This past week, our first in Austin, I felt like I needed to accomplish everything all at once. Solve all the questions, fill in all the blanks, and… oh, yea… feed all the hungry, rescue all the hurting, save all the lost.

That’s probably why I had a mini-meltdown Thursday afternoon. J

It only lasted a couple of hours, and really it worked more as a stress-reliever. So all's good.

Enter… the weekend.

As uptight as I felt during the week, Fri.-Sun. felt like Easy Street. Everything was fun, upbeat, enjoyable.

The difference amazed me. And the reason behind it did too.

Life shouldn’t be complicated.

Life should be simple.


Keeping the main thing, the main thing.

Much of what stresses me out is distraction and nothing more, barriers meant to muddle me up and overwhelm me so that I can’t reach my purpose.

Significance is found in simplicity.

Realizing that was a relief in and of itself, like adding a cherry to the top of my sundae.

So, as you face this next week, remember to K.I.S.S. J

Thanks for visiting Dry Ground!

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Anonymous said...

I like your way to phrase it. Keep It Simple Sweetheart.

I learned this in AA but it was Keep It Simple Stupid. LOL.

Little meltdowns can get us back on track sometimes, huh?

Hang in there, sister.

KM Wilsher said...

Okay, hit me right between the eyes. . .tears formed when I read the title. . .yup, and the word Sweetheart took it home :0)

I have yet to answer your email, but had to visit Dry Ground. . .gotta have my fix LOL