Sunday, November 12, 2017

I Am Thankful For Busy

I curled up in my bed completely sore and tired. It wasn't hard to drown out the sound of my children playing as I took a much needed, and well deserved if I do say so, nap. A 3:00 p.m. nap for myself is unheard of on any given day, but today I took advantage of being down one kid and a husband that was home to play referee. Every bone in my body was drained and needed a break. I was nearing the point of being so exhausted I was nearly physically sick.

For all of this, I am thankful.

The past two weeks have been go, go, go for me. Meetings, conference calls, professional writing, changing poopy diapers, cooking meals, parties, more meetings, a weekend getaway, events.....I could go on, but it honestly makes me more tired. My life has been a series of wake ups, doing daycare, and continuing my side projects well into the night until I fall into bed, only to do a repeat at daylight.

Again, for all of this, I am thankful.

I am thankful that I have the ability (and the energy) to lead a full life. I am thankful that I have people who want to work with me, who hear my ideas, who nurture my creative life, and allow me to grow. I am thankful to have people in my life who believe in me, the things I do. I am thankful to have support and give support to others. I am thankful to have choices and make my own decisions. I am thankful I can choose when and how busy I want to be. I am thankful to choose who and what is in my life.

To quote Thomas Edison, "Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing." I am thankful that my busy is accomplishing things, no matter how big or small. I am thankful for my busy, fulfilling life. To some it may not seem like much, while to other's it may seem like too much.

I am thankful for busy.....and I'm also thankful for breaks. Sometimes they're needed to see why I am thankful for these things.