It's here. The end of the school year, with its mad dash to cram in every activity, program, project and ceremony imaginable. My kids don't get out of school until June 19th, and we move the very next week. There is something requiring our attendance and/or attention almost every single day until then. I'm not gonna lie...I feel like I am scrambling to keep my head above water. No need to list everything because any of you reading this know exactly what I mean. Most people I know are busy and overwhelmed. Lately, I actually have to remind myself to breathe deeply and remain calm...it's as though I'm constantly on the verge of panic. I feel like I'm frantically bustling around all the time. It's not a pretty sight.
This has led me to think a lot about courage. Courage to face new chapters in life. To face the daily batterings of stress and tasks. Sometimes I wish courage came in pill form. I could take it each morning with my Synthroid. But then, I guess courage would lose some of its value if we could simply swallow it with water. Instead, I need to breathe slowly and deeply, spend more time on my knees, read my scriptures, and remember that everything will slow down soon enough. Maybe I can even enjoy this crazy chaos? Is that possible? I'm not sure, but I'll give it at try.
During the next few weeks, I won't be here in this spot as often as I'd like to be. I won't be leaving you as many comments as I wish I could. Can you forgive me? Thanks. Even though my time in blog world will be extremely limited, I'm always sending happy thoughts of love, peace, and hope your way! Don't forget that. And now, I leave you with some of my favorite courage quotes:
"Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living." ~Douglas Malloch
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says: I will try again tomorrow." ~Mary Ann Radmacher
"The most difficult of decisions are often not the ones in which we cannot determine the correct course, rather the ones in which we are certain of the path but fear the journey." ~The Locket, by Richard Paul Evans