“If it really matters am I making time or excuses?” – Anne Voskamp. I’ve been thinking alot about that quote over the past week. Last Monday I blogged about marriage being too…familiar, common, casual, routine and ordinary are other words that come to mind. As I’ve pondered this thought for 10 days now I’ve realized that almost anything we do on a regular basis can become just a habit. Something we do without much thought. Strange isn’t it? The things we spend the most time doing can easily become the things we think the least about or appreciate the least. Whether it’s fixing the same breakfast each morning, going to the gym, seeing the same people at work or next door it can become so “normal” that we don’t even think about it.
That can be a good thing, if it’s a good habit. But far too often what happens is we just do something because we always have. Our health needs change at different ages/stages of life. So do our spiritual and emotional needs. To just keep doing something because we always have cheats us. I don’t want to live like that in any part of my life. While I don’t have to change things up every day just to change things I pray for fresh eyes to see and ears to hear each morning. If I never tried any thing new I would never have run a race with my family, or tried polenta for supper, or played piano in public, or started a blog. My life is richer because I’m willing to try new things. My “rule” is I should try it, but I don’t have to like it or repeat it if I don’t.
So what about you? “If it really matters (like your health) are you making time or excuses?”