Have you read my first post, Like A Day Off, where I first described the inspiration for my blog title?
Several months after reading that Dove promise and a plethora of posts describing my busy life, I added the tag line, "learning how to live a busy life."
The reality is that I am busy. And you know, if you have followed me for a while, that I hate the word busy, because it really is almost meaningless in this day and age, and certainly, in my life. Regardless of my dislike for the word, the reality remains true. I'm busy. All the time. And I know that you, most definitely, are busy, too. Sometimes I fall into the trap of a little jealousy and bitterness about others whose lives are "less busy" - but who am I kidding? We're all freakishly busy. Our lives are full of things, and not so full of margin.
Margin has been something I've been thinking about, praying about, and even working on a lot in the past few months. As God has been teaching me things (as I've finally been listening to Him more), I've also felt the need for more magin and have been trying to find ways to build it into my life.
And you know what? I've discovered that, when I've created margin for myself, for my family, for God, I end up getting everything else I needed to get done, done.
Let me honest for a moment, though. I often don't create margin, I just get lazy. And when I'm lazy and do nothing, then I don't actualy get all the other stuff done, either, and I increase my stress load greatly. For me, at least, there is a big difference between "doing nothing" and margin. Margin has to be intentional, I'm learning.
Back to the point. I've decided that, in an effort to continue my journey on learning to live a busy life, I'm creating a series called "Little Ways." I'm not sure how often I'll post to this series - once a week? once a month? - but I'll post some of the real little ways I'm living life like a day off.
I ask you to think about how YOU create margin, too, and how YOU find little ways to live like a day off. I'll include your Little Ways, too. I can't wait to learn from you!
So here's to finding Little Ways to live, my friends. Can't wait to see where this leads.