My life is a whirl wind. I find that is true for so many women in my life. We always ask each other, “When can we get coffee?”, “When can we just sit and talk…catch up?”, “Let’s get our families together for dinner and play games or something.” Or something like those.
Do you ask those questions too? Be honest. I ask them weekly if not daily.
It seems I’ve lost my ability to just Be Still.
Okay, yes I work and I’ve brought most of it on myself. I have 4 super sonic busy teens (14, 14, 16, 18) that keep me hopping, running, looking at my phone more that Alice’s White Rabbit. I have a husband that would love for me to help him outside in the yard and garden much like Rosetta the Fairy. I teach school and serve 700 students a week like Wendy to the Lost Boys. I help amazing teens participate in debate and argue like Princess Leia. I also run my own blog and write for another like Mulan. I am also the Tiana, the Cinderella, and the Mrs. Potts of my household. And then, there’s this thing called sleep. I like that. I don’t get a lot; but when I do, I do it well, like Aurora.
Things I like to do: Drink tea like the Mad Hatter. Read like Belle. Adventure like Pocahontas. Eat like Pumba. Laugh like Goofy. Be with my extended family and friends like Stitch. And try new new things like Ariel.
But what I really need is a Jiminy Cricket. I need that voice in my ear telling me to BE STILL. And it would have to say it like that too, in ALL CAPS. KIZ! BE STILL! I need to say NO TOUCHY to my time like Kuzco.
So, what’s my point?
That for me, being still is something I have to force myself to do. I have to remind myself daily that I NEED , not just should, not just want, but NEED to slow down, chill out and just breathe. I need to BE STILL and be in the moment. I’m often so busy that everything is done in a state of urgency and hectic-ness. I keep thinking just finish this 1 thing then things will slow down. But then that 1 thing turns into 7 and my to-do list grows by 17.
I keep reminding myself, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” (Psalm 37:23 KJV) I keep saying that I don’t need to hurry, my footsteps are already headed in the right direction. I just need to do my best and let everything else just BE. But in the middle I really need to BE STILL.
When I saw that Cents of Style had the BE SERIES of TEES, and I stumbled upon the BE STILL shirt. I jumped. In my mind it made sense that I would advertise what I need to work on, so to say. There were a few that I really agonized over…all issues I feel I could do better on.
Which would you choose?