Talking to Mama a couple weeks ago she asked if we were going to move my office upstairs now that we have all these empty rooms.
What a silly question.
I said, "No" and wondered at why she even thought of that. Then last week, sitting at my desk downstairs and trying to make it so the little heater warms all of me instead of scorching only my ankles, I remembered that the upstairs is heated. Hmmm. . . And there is the room with the twin bed and view of the front yard and the sky and trees. Hmmm. . . And in the summer there's air conditioning and bright light all year and Hmmm. . .
Looking at the real estate ad this weekend, I thought, "What if we had just moved into this house? Me and Mike, not with the 3 kids. How would it be set up differently?" My whole perspective changed. We'd do things very differently. So, last night Mike moved my desk and computer and junk upstairs. It's so awesome.
Now I'm thinking - What else in my life is set up to satisfy needs which are long gone? I guess the cereal being in a low cabinet so the kids can reach it isn't needed anymore. They're all taller than me. That sounds like an easy one, but I just now realized it.
What in our lives has been outlived, but we continue to live it? Ways of thinking? Habits?
Where do I need to look with fresh eyes? I want to question myself more. What keeps me from doing this already? How do I miss so much?
Lord, let me see my life with fresh eyes. Let me be open to change and new thoughts. As Spring brings newness, let me be renewed and refreshed and ready. -Amen