Part II of my Series “The VERY Hard Work of Lasting Change”
You can read Part I here.
This is me, going on a Facebook foray:
The world is my oyster!
Or rather, in this case, my PB & J.
Mmmm….I start to sample the goods in my feed. This is also known as “scrolling,” whereupon I roll my cursor down down down, looking for the perfect—nay, intoxicating image that will feed my heart.
Inevitably things start to fall apart.
There is so much—too much—for my mind to take in. A dozen people posting recipes here; another dozen posting travel pix there.
Leonardo DiCaprio looking smug. Donald Trump’s hair and his jeering mug.
(That mug. That mug!)
(That jeering mug is everywhere.)
On a good day, I stop right there with the scrolling.
I cut to the chase and ask, “What am I doing?”
Because my thoughts are getting messy…
They’re becoming sticky, overwhelmed, and anxious….
I do what I know is best at that moment: I push away from the screen.
I look instead at my kids, who are sweet & funny & little stinkers. They FILL my world, which is God’s plan for me.
I listen, instead, to something beautiful on YouTube. Pachelbel’s Canon? Can’t go wrong there!
And I turn, instead, to my messy kitchen, and set a timer to keep my ADHD brain on track.
(Remember this post? I’m still setting a timer!)
I scroll towards truth and focus my eyes on beauty.
This fills my heart with peace and what’s more, isn’t fattening. 😉
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Love to you on this Lenten Friday, friend!
I hope you know that I type these words in love, and that I’m not judging you for the time you spend on Facebook. On the contrary, I’m judging myself, and my goal—one goal—is to deal with clutter both within and without.
It’s a slow upward climb but I’m seeing progress. ♥