I ruminate. That’s an understatement. I’ve written about it before. I’ve set goals and made plans to do it less. And yet it persists. Ideas. Worries. Worst case scenarios play out in my head. It is the least productive, most destructive thing I do. It serves no purpose, and I know better.
This was a week of ups and downs. I watched a school community that means the world to me come together to experience a once in a lifetime moment during the eclipse, and I watched as that same community came together to grieve the loss of a staff member and a friend. Highs and lows. Sunshine and rain. Nature teaches us that life needs both to grow.
Life can change in an instant. Life does change in an instant. My heart is breaking for my Kiewit family. They are hurting. It was a hard week. After a week like that, it can be a challenge to quiet your mind.
“Worry does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” No amount of ruminating stops the hard days. It only adds unneeded struggle to the good days.
A friend shared with me the Zac Brown Band song Quiet Your Mind (https://youtu.be/syTVW8n5Cy0 ). It’s spot on! Worth a listen!
“Soak it all in. It’s a game you can’t win. Enjoy the ride!”
This is not easy for me. It’s not easy for many. But I am redoubling my efforts to worry less, to quiet my mind, to enjoy the moment. Will you join me?