We all have many different things that we do in our everyday lives. Finding the delicate balance and holding onto it seems like an impossible task. We juggle all the different things that we have going on hoping that we don’t drop anything.
I have found that the more you juggle the more you drop. I am a mom, a wife, a paralegal, a writer, a dance teacher and run a household. There are so many things that can be dropped and it is always leaving me feeling like I am playing catch up.
After this past week and seeing what can happen when you take the most important things for granted and what can happen when you don’t pay enough attention I have decided it is time to simplify.
My children are the most important part of my life. My son is firmly in his teenage years and my daughter is so close to them she can see them in the very near future. I thought that meant that they didn’t need me as much and left me with more time to focus on other things. Man did they prove me wrong!
As they get older they are able to do more on their own but that doesn’t mean that they need me any less. In fact, they need me even more. They need me to help guide them and show them the right path to take and how to make good decisions.
My son made some really bad decisions and found that life isn’t as easy as he thought and we can’t always do what we want when we want. He has faced the consequences of his actions with dignity and grace and has walked away with a valuable lesson.
During all of this I realized that I was trying to juggle too many things at once and the one thing that I never wanted to drop started to fall. I am thankful that I was able to catch it before it hit the ground and caused damage. Life is all about finding that balance and walking that tight wire to keep it in place.
While watching as my son and some of his close friends realized that life is not what they expected showed me that sometimes you have to step back take a look and decide that sometimes you have to let something go to make sure you have the ability to support what is truly important.
Take the time to look around you, count your blessings and let go of anything that doesn’t help you or make a positive impact on your life and the lives of those that mean the most to you.