I am learning to embrace the way I am 'wired'. Creative, orderly, energetic, hard working, sympathetic and a lover of beauty. But, I also struggle with not letting these things demand how I will live each day. Living with people is messy, both physically and emotionally. I can choose to love on the people around me or get frustrated because they don't allow me the time or the ability to keep things orderly, clean, organized, etc. I can easily loose perspective!
Everywhere I look we have un-finished and half finished projects. The chickens are crammed into a little pen with a shanty of a home. The excavator will break ground this week for Matt's barn. The basement looks like somebody started construction and then walked away. And those are all such trivial complaints! All around me friends are hearing hard medical diagnoses, family and friend's marriages are falling apart, people are loosing jobs, and I can hardly even think of the heartache happening in the Middle East.
But, I am learning to embrace the messiness of life and enjoy the beauty in the little moments. Life is hard and when I start to feel overwhelmed by it all, I kiss my babies and thank God for the goodness around me!