Favorite things: catching the train with max
Today Max and I caught the train to Perth, hung out with some great people and came home with Charl after work.
It was a massive and inspiring day all together. We meet up with more than five different people. In my old life this was all in a days work, with a newborn very optimistic!
I knew babies were time consuming and many of my mumfriends talked constantly to me (pre-Max era) how they had no time…it does amaze me how much effort one little person requires.
Why it surprises me so much, is because with no work, it means I have heaps of time. I have more time but I don’t. I try to fill it with the same amount of tasks without the same outcomes…
Is it a contradiction?
No, I have so much more time free that I can do more things, but with Max every outing and task takes longer.
In my old life, I fit 25 different things into a day, from catch ups, to work tasks, to lunch dates, to emails and the list goes on and on.
Now, it feels like an achievement to get just one of those things done, with a feed, burped, cleaned, changed and content baby in tow.
This new season implores me to consider carefully how I spend my days.
There is an amazing proverb, in the bible which talks about an amazing woman, she is a mother of children and a hard worker, a business owner, she is truly inspirational.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. (Proverbs 31:16 NIV)
Verse 16, contains one word that really inspired me.
The word is considers…
It’s a simple word, however it’s not well used in my day to day life.
Do you consider what you are going to do today?
Do you consider what you are going to do tomorrow?
One of my lovely friends today quoted a scene from the movie ‘The Help’, in reference to some changes she has made recently to her life.
‘“All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.”
Kathryn Stockett, The Help
The other part of the movie she talked about was when the mother said that life had chosen her, rather than her choosing her life.
We all truely have a choice.
The considered choice is how we spend our days, who we spend our hours with, what we buy, what we earn, where we work, how we respond to situations.
So many of us though, act like we don’t have a choice.
Like this proverbs women, who with courage and tenacity looks over a field considers it carefully and then buys it.
Her life was considered and fresh.
In what ways do you need to consider your life more?
Is your life choosing you? Or are you choosing your own life?