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Thought I am not at all a fan of Daylight Savings time, I do appreciate the term “Spring Forward” right now. It’s been 2 months since I made the declaration that this year I would move into action and actually do all the things I plan to do. At this point I am pretty stagnant. I feel overwhelmed most of the time –  only achieving that which is necessary to daily life, but not much else. I make lists, use a planner, write goals, etc. but I am not making progress. My desk is a mess, if there is still a desk under there, my house is still cluttered, my garage is a disaster, I have not lost more weight. So springing forward from where I am seems like a mighty fine thing.

My brain is foggy, time slips away. Each day seems like a blink of an eye. At the end of it, I don’t often feel accomplished because there is so much left undone. I do a great many things, but looking around there is a lack of evidence. As I am writing this, the question that is pressing on me to examine is “what do you do with your time that is worthwhile?”

I spend time in God’s word and prayer. I help my daughter with her schoolwork. I cook. I do laundry. I pick up messes (not the deep cleaning of clutter – just daily stuff). I run errands. I work on my home businesses. I spend time on social media (some just browsing, some promoting home businesses). I spend time talking with my daughter. And there it is. I really invest in her. The most valuable thing I do besides putting God first –  is investing in the life of my youngest daughter. There is no visible effect unless you know her. She shines like a rare gem. My moments with her are invaluable. And I realize that, though decluttering is important and needs to be done – the time I spend with her is far more important and will have everlasting effects. It’s precious and to be cherished. She is my last of 4 children and just turned 18. She won’t be here forever for me to inspire and enjoy.

Springing forward from this point, I will learn to appreciate the invisible things I am accomplishing, plugging ahead on my clutter and weight loss and giving my feelings of defeat over to the Lord. “I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.” Things that He desires. And I know that He does desire for me to manage my household and my body (His temple).

This is the first blog post that I have not planned out on paper before writing. I just started typing. It was not what I was going to write about at all but maybe these things just needed to be revealed to me, and also to one of my readers. What do you do about unfinished tasks? How do you handle feelings of defeat? Think about what truly important things you are accomplishing. Use that to Spring Forward today!



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Spring Forward — 3 Comments

  1. Very well said my friend, excellent read.
    Ones life can seem somewhat stagnant if your looking for a visible measurable outward progression. But when you stand back and consider your inward accomplishments, and the inward growth of those to whom you have nurtured and invested in fully, all of a sudden, your life doesn’t seem quite so stagnant.
    May God richly bless you, all the days of your life.

    • Thank you, Dalia! It’s very true…but super hard to focus on. It surely takes discipline to train our eyes to see what is unseen. Your comment means a lot to me, you blessed me <3

  2. Hi there Lovely Lady as I look at your picture I think you have sprung backwards more than a few years, “Beautiful” backwards has been good to you. Spring foreword, feels and sounds exciting and different. It may not always be as good as it would sound. If you take that youthful look and spring foreword from there it may be so disappointing maybe even depressing. If you mix some non sensical goals in with those rational goals each rational goal fulfilled gets a nonsensical reward, how fun. All those goals you think take precedence over light hearted fun create a long list of work that is not much fun to look foreword to, depressing, UGH!
    I think that if God wanted you to only take care of business he wouldn’t have given you a sense of humor or such a great laugh and the ability to know what fun is. God wouldn’t have given you the beauty of such a diverse world which I’m sure he planned on you getting to see so you can be in wonder and awe at his creations as well as his sense of humor. When he asks you how you enjoyed his world’s beauty and wonder will you tell him you had too many chores to do?
    Love, Dad

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