Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kerfuffled (Day 5)

I popped right out of bed this morning to begin the day with three dogs bouncing, chasing, wagging, running, whining, and just chaos in general. It was fun and joyful and we easily fell into the routine of the day: cleaning the kitchen, reading mail, and figuring out if the roads were too icy to go out. And that's when it began:


The first time I heard this word it was said by my then 7th grade daughter. She also said funny things like "cool beans"  and this one really made me giggle. It clearly says (for me) how it feels to feel like you lost your place. What was I doing? What should I be doing? Why am I in THIS room? Oh, gosh....


What had happened? I wasn't having those same confident emotions from the past few days. I felt the drag. I felt that dreaded weight again, on my shoulders, reminding me of all things terrible and awful.

I am sure you have all experienced something like the picture above describes: I look for glasses when they are on top of my head. I have also looked desperately for my phone only for someone to point to my hand where I was holding it all along. I don't like running all kerfuffled. My head all spun. Some times I feel like life is a game of Pin-the-Tail on the Donkey....you know how they blindfold you and spin you before you are supposed to find the donkey. Wow! Some of my days are like that. Blindfolded and Spun.


As I conclude my rushing around and putting the mayo back in the fridge, I suddenly realized...Hey! I skipped my new year morning routine of reading my Bible, journaling, and praying and getting my head on straight.

What are you doing today to make this year different?

What are you doing today to move yourself forward?

Yes! I run to my desk and get out my journal. I close my eyes and let some quiet peace settle over me. As I follow my routine of reading and journaling and praying for the answers to those two questions, my day suddenly comes into focus.

Are YOU kerfuffled? It's not a bad thing.

Have you lost your glasses and they are on top of your head? It's not the end of the world.

Find your focus. Join me. Make 2016 something different.

What are you doing today?