Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On Depth

Or lack thereof.

I really enjoy reading blogs that have depth, where people share things that are on their hearts. Something they've experienced, thoughts they have, some part of their spiritual journey, parenting challenges, relationship struggles, etc. I've been so encouraged by friends (and strangers) to share what is going on deep down. But I've realized that I don't choose to use this blog in the same way. I started keeping a journal during junior high, when I was going through a rough time socially. I've kept it up over the years and haven't had the desire to switch to a digital, public version. I still find refreshment in sitting down and "writing myself out".

All this to say, perhaps I sometimes feel like I should apologize for not digging so deep and letting you all know what's going on in the corners (or forefront) of my mind, because I appreciate hearing from others what they're dealing with.  However, I also recognize that although I'm a social person, and I like have deep conversations with people, I just haven't gotten to a place where I'm going to do that online.

But to those of you whose blogs I read who share some deep thoughts, thank you. Keep it up.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Silver Linings

I was thinking about that old saying "every cloud has a silver lining" and how true it is for me in a couple of key ways. Here are two that have impacted me today:

Cloud 1:  Edwin and Elena are sick with colds and/or fevers.
Silver Lining:  Both (especially Edwin) are napping soundly, and I am getting a bunch of things done during nap time!

Cloud 2: Dan has meetings tonight and tomorrow night after work and won't be home until later.
Silver Lining: He'll have supper at both meetings, so I don't feel like I need to cook a nice meal tonight. This kids and I can "make do" with omelets or macaroni and cheese. Which means I can focus on some other things during nap time!