Just to mention this bush fires again… it is still bush fire season here in Australia…I’m just posting this piece I wrote as I helped with the bush fire near my family’s home.
While the bush fire is near, I feel irresponsible, leaving my sister with my nephews alone and with out my support.
So that means I am currently sitting in the lounge room with a 4 month old.
Now one thing I must note. His target at the moment is to learn to crawl.
In the past 30 minutes I have watched his little face screw up in concentration as he pushes his chest up off his baby blanket. To all extents and purposes he is failing.
But do you know what he does?
Every time he’s on that blanket, he tries and tries again.
It’s not failure. It’s a part of his learning process.
So every time I hit a wall, I’m going to follow his example. I’m going to focus on my goal and start working on it again… until I get there.
Are you going to follow a 4 month old baby’s lead too?
As Christmas nears, I bet you’ve been Christmas shopping.
Buying gifts at this time of year is a major part of life. And mostly it is expensive.
It also is an activity that leads to rampant consumerism… and I DON’T like seeing myself as a Consumer.
So a tip to all who are also rebelling against this label.
From a Podcast I recently listened to:
Buy something to wear.
Buy something to read.
And buy something functional.
Merry Christmas and I’ll write to you in the New Year.
How many of us spend our life waiting.
Waiting for a higher paying job. Waiting for the holidays, waiting for the Significant Other?
It’s hard to get this, or at least it has been for me…
But Life is happening NOW!
As we all wait for things to be different, life is not waiting for us to make up our minds or for the right opportunity to announce itself.
So, why are we?
My challenge before the Christmas season and the New Year is to stop waiting.
Get up and make a decision.
Resting is okay… but do not wait.