I recently took one of those Personality Tests. I could sense that the questions were leading me towards choosing between whether I am a details person who likes it all planned out and knows what's coming next; or am I an instinctive person - flexible, adaptable, "up for it"? You can see where I'm going with this even in my word choice of the descriptions can't you? You see it sounds cool to be flexible and adaptable...and I am, but I've realised this week that I'm also a little thrown when the interruptions come and wreck my "norm". The interruptions being the snow, snow and more snow. Also the fact that my washing machine broke spectacularly - drenching both my floor and my entire towel-supply! Children have been at home ; we've been glued to radio stations and websites to find out if school is on each morning. Trips away and meetings have been cancelled. I've found the sledges; gloves; scarves;warm coats and boots; and laid a newspaper trail in our hall. We had a brilliant time on Monday and Tuesday particularly with lovely snowy walks, lots of sledging and some lovely warming cups of coffee with friends! But I still had to address the frustration inside that I wasn't getting everything "done". Crazy hey? Especially when I'll be 61 - and no doubt taking my grandchildren sledging too if we wait another 18 years for this much snow ! More reminders to live in the present and to enjoy every moment and to see God in all things. x
"... Nobody has a perfect life - everyone else's life looks great ..but everybody has challenges. We're constantly judging our insides against everyone else's outsides " Ruthie Henshall on Woman's Hour last week So true!