Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The bus of life - it is going & going & going!

To answer Jayne's (jayne@~aneyeforthreads~) question posed in a comment from my last post...

"Yes, I am at the point where I would love
to stop the bus and get off!"
And I am sure that by the time June 30 comes along, I might not even wait for the bus to stop. June 30th is the last day of one of the hockey clinics - one less activity to plan transportation for. Eventually as a few of the obligations disappear or take a vacation, things should become a little more manageable.

Anyway, I am up and going on this Wednesday morning. The sky is still dark and the full moon is up and staring at me through the window. I am grateful to have gotten up and on the stationary bike this morning, to knock out my exercise before the day begins!

In my inbox this morning was this quote:
True prosperity is not something we create overnight.
It is not a fixed goal, a place where we finally arrive, or a certain state that we will someday achieve. It is an ongoing process that can continue to unfold and deepen throughout our lives.
~Shakti Gawain

It got me thinking at this hour (probably a good thing, to kick start my brain).

What does "prosperity" mean...and what is "true" prosperity?
Well, right now it means a day off - a day to sleep in - a day with no carpools to plan out, nothing to juggle to make work..."true" prosperity would be a day that we could go to the beach as a is a day when having 2 stores (our 2nd one is opening today), active kids and a job aren't too much to handle.

" something we create over night."
Eventually things will get to a point where the kids' activities will not be so much, that the 2 stores will be able to run without DH or I being present...but it is going to take time. Some of the things that define "true prosperity" may not be achievible all at once and definitely not immediately. That I recognized and I believe that DH and the boys do too. For we have talked about it, about pulling together and working as a family unit in order to deal with the craziness of being busy.

"It is not a fixed goal, a place where we finally arrive,
or a certain state that we will someday achieve."
Well, I know that we do have some goals revolving around getting from crazy-busy to manageable in order to have that day off or a family beach days...but there are variations of these goals: having a family beach day on a Sunday after the store closes, taking an afternoon off or sleeping in and starting the day a little later.

"It is an ongoing process that can continue to unfold and deepen throughout our lives." is important to have balance in ones life.
It is an ongoing is a journey.
It is important to recognize the goal, but to understand that it might not be achieved exactly as we plan or hoped for - it might come a little moments: like a night when we are all home together after all the hockey is played and the stores are closed, the night when we are all on the floor playing a board game and eating pop-corn.It is important to live in the NOW, to take advantage of those golden moments that can impact our lives even if it isn't the "true" goal in mind. 

I know I am rambling and maybe thinking too deep for an early Wednesday morning...but lately, with the schedule we have going due to all the activities the family is involved it, I realize that once again my family enters into a new chapter of our life. And with each new chapter there needs to be a "transition phase" - a time when you might look back and grieve of those things that get lost in the transition/change...whether it be that my boys are getting older and more active in their lives or whether owning a business with two locations is taking over the "free time" that use to be. It is all part of life.

Now I am not saying that the family time and the trips to the beach will never happen...I know they will. But like I mentioned above, we can either make the time or utilize the time wisely.

And now I am talking in circles and hopefully not contradicting myself, so I will stop rambling on about it and get going. Thank you for visiting today. I hope that your mid-week day goes well for you!

Until next time, remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often

1 comment:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

lol, well Lisa, I am thinking that "prosperity" is feeling good about doing your best at what you do and making the best of what you have and all while still being true to yourself and your family,,, and then knowing that no one can take that away! I loved your post today and I am sure it will make many people think on this Wedstitchday.
Be always in stitches.