It’s crazy how fast things can escalate from mild craziness to utter chaos in our home. Whether it be a mess that suddenly multiplies, or sisters bickering and screaming, or boredom that becomes out-of-control whining. I’m not always sure how we get to that point, but I do know what to do when we get there: go outside.
Right now, I’m amazed how simply stepping out the door brings instant change, to me and the girls alike. I don’t know if it’s just the change of scenery, or the fresh air, or something else, but somehow everything that was really bad 10 minutes ago seems to melt away when we’re outdoors. And I’m not talking out in the woods or the hills or at the lake. I’m talking just walking around our neighborhood. That’s all it takes. Right now, being outside solves all our problems (although it doesn’t get the laundry done!).
All too often I find myself inhabiting the lands of Someday and Might-Have-Been. Right Now is an exercise I try to practice here
every Tuesday whenever I get around to it, an attempt to let go of anything that is holding me back from paying attention to the beauty and wonder in the life I’m living right now. Feel free to join in.