Saturday, October 4, 2008

Searching for Balance by Angie Ledbetter

This is what I feel like right now. I'm managing to keep all the things in my life balanced somehow, but one move too quickly in any direction, and they might come crashing down on my head. Or worse, I might fall off the teetering ball that supports me, then the balls I'm juggling will splatter. For the moment, I'm full of gratitude that I'm not swaying too much or vibrating, but maintaining.

To remind myself of the importance of staying steady in all things, I've made up an acronym:
  • Just do what you can and let the rest fall away without worrying over it.
  • Understand I am not in control of certain things and let them go. They'll will work themselves out one way or the other.
  • Get rest whenever possible, including getting off the hamster wheel for some R&R.
  • Give time to the important things/people. It's never wasted.
  • List your blessings daily.
  • Even if you drop a few balls or get off balance, it's okay. Tomorrow is a new day.


Anonymous said...

Good information. Learning when to let the rough end drag and the slick end slide is an art. There will be a fresh set of juggling balls when the sun comes up, as you said. The supply never ends. Hope you have a great weekend.

The Paper Whisperer said...

Oh my gosh....I am so lovin' it!!!'s perfect. As a single mom and sole care giver of a wee one, I can use this. I am posting it on the wall in my office, home and the other one. Sometimes all it takes it a suttle reminder. Thanks Ang-fucious. Huggage

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oren, you put it so much more succinctly with this:
"let the rough end drag and the slick end slide..." I'll have to remember that. Thanks!

Huggage back to you, this fine Saturday morning, PW.

Barbara Quinn said...

Love the Juggle acronym. You do have it down to a fine art, kiddo.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Love the "letting some things GO" - that is one of the most important thing I've learned "at my age...."

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Barb & Kat. Everything's still in balance so far today. ;)

Patresa Hartman said...

yay for juggling! such good exercise. :)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Great list!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Patresa & Carrie, thanks, and happy juggling!

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