Lazy Days and Losing the Right Things

Washing on Monday, writing on Wednesday – I don’t make a predetermined schedule for my week, as some of my friends do.  I like being organized; however, and crossing things off of my “to do” list, but I have really lost that ability this summer!                                

Losing my hope of meeting deadlines, the list keeps on getting longer and my guilty conscience doesn’t appear to mind.  Instead I am busy with life and enjoying the unique moments that cause me to pause.

Isn’t that what summer is all about?  Summer is the time for an easy, un-encumbered rhythm, a new less stressful mood. 

So, we invite friends to the cabin who are vacationing in the area, and welcome out-of-town company, instead of finishing the half-done bathroom project.

When I am in town, I say “yes” to baking desserts when unexpected funerals take place at our church.  I even find myself running out to buy carry-on luggage so we can fly to our son’s this weekend, on his rare weekend off.

The floors are beyond dirty and the wash piles up.  Distracted by the new book on my desk, blog posts get shorter, as I often find myself out on the lounge chair in my backyard.

This new book is Anne Lamott’s Help-Thanks-Wow.  Closing my eyes and feeling the warmth of the sun on my face, I now say my own “three essential prayers.”

Help me get my work done and help me not to get lost in my never-ending “to do” list..

Thanks for raising me up from my dark days of grief so that I can live with an attitude of gratitude.

Wow how blessed I am to be alive!




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5 Responses to Lazy Days and Losing the Right Things

  1. Patty Leander says:

    I love this, Kath. Help-Thanks-Wow…so many prayers in each category. A lifetime “to do” list, but in a good way. Hugs from Texas!

    • Greet Grief says:

      Yes, we have so many prayers in each and another one of my ‘thanks” was having you down the street and our friendship continue miles away! Hugs back at you dear friend 🙂

  2. suzjones says:

    I think its wonderful that you are taking time to recharge yourself. Housework will always be there.

  3. mrsmunger says:

    Loved this message and the reference to Anne Lamott’s book.

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