“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.”
I absolutely LOVE this quote.
This one sentence contains so much wisdom and truth.
Today I will attempt to dissect this quote and show how our lives are determined by how we spend our days.
Lets take a moment and repeat that quote,
And just allow it to really sink deeply into your mind.
It’s so true isn’t it?
The moments turn into days.
The days into weeks.
The weeks into months.
The months into years.
So it goes.
Our daily life is our real life.
Finding the everyday sacred is the key to creating a life you love.
And yet so often we feel inspired to make big changes in our minds and hearts…
But then fail to fully distill it down to the daily actions and commitments that will create the transformation.
And then we wonder why the change doesn’t stick or another year flies by and we feel like WE MISSED IT.
I have learned the powerful truth of this.
It took losing my son to convince me that tomorrow might not be a gift the Lord bestows on me.
His death taught me to live each and every day as if it would be my last one.
Because of Victor,
I love deeper.
I laugh more often.
I express my creativity daily.
I honor the Lord constantly.
I am the mother I want to be.
I LIVE LIFE FULLY!
Today I am encouraging all of you, my dear readers, to begin to investigate and get really CURIOUS and REAL about how to create a daily and weekly flow to honor your 2015.
Figure out for yourself exactly what it would look like if you were to bring your dreams into your daily life.
To make the change real!
When Victor died I was finally able to recognize some things that I had not been aware of before.
How desperately hungry I was for a new rhythm that honors my time with my children.
My time with my beloved.
My time with my friends.
My time with myself.
And my time for my Great Work in the world.
Don’t get me wrong…
Sometimes I feel like a “Juggler Gone Crazy”
Instead of the “Present and Tuned In” woman I long to be.
But today I am asking…
Will you join me and commit to taking some time to work ON your life, instead of IN your life?
The way that I have been able to accomplish this in my life was to create a Weekly flow schedule for myself.
Here’s a few of the items on my “flow” schedule:
- daily walks.
- a four-hour Sacred Space chunk on Sunday mornings to allow for worship, study, flow and spontaneity (THIS IS LIFE CHANGING!)
- Twice a month date nights with my beloved (YES!!)
- Mondays are my Mom Day where I spend quality time with my 4 children discussing their dreams and goals for the week. Then we follow this up with a spiritual lesson for the week.
- Once a month taking one of my children out on a Date Night all by themselves.
- Solid times dedicated to my art.
The truth is that if it isn’t in my calendar these days, it ain’t happening!