January 17, 2011

Tailwind




There are some days I have a definite tailwind.  Most of those days the sun is shining, I've gone on a run, and gotten to spend some quality time with Tim.  There are plenty of other things that give me a boost, including hanging with Jesus, playing with the boys, spending time with family, baking, chillin with my lady friends, honest conversations, and actually doing something about the poor state of our public education system.  That list encompasses most of my passions, gifts and priorities.

So why do I get lazy sometimes and quit pursuing them?  I have no idea.  Some days I slip down below the dreaded clouds and feel as if I could care less about any of them.  Those are horrible days.  And I wish I could do them over.  Most of the time I don't even realize the descent until it's too late.  My patience grows thin, I get irritated with everyone and I don't have any fun.  I wouldn't want to be around me on those days.   

I know that blah days are inevitable.  I'm human.  But I want to make them extremely rare.  How do I do that?  I'm not exactly sure, but I do know that I need to revisit that list above and shove as much of it in each day as I can.

What puts a fire under your butt?

Really, I want to know.  Partially, because I want to steal borrow your ideas. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok so here it is in a nutshell...live, laugh and love and the greatest of these is love. Love who you are, who you married, your children, your family and God. Simple but not always easy, always remember that when we stumble or when we fall that there is always a hand up. Oh yeah and just for the record...we all have those days once in awhile the key is to put them behind you as soon as possible:0 Love ya kid Mom Pell

Sarah said...

What gets me going? A goal! Something I am working toward. I would never get out and run for the heck of it...but if I was training for a 5k- for sure! Or having an event to look forward to. Sometimes that goal is enough to get me out of that kind of boring everyday slump...like now I have some creative stuff going on finally because my mom gave me a goal of something to work on (a birthday card) otherwise I probably still wouldn't have gotten around to doing any thing. Sorry this is so long.

PS Thanks for always being so awesome!