Nov 30, 2010

trusting that it is always the right time


  Curly Girl wrote a tweet today that said, "Dear Santa...all I want for Christmas is more time."  I re-tweeted, "YES!  Me too, Santa."

*Big sigh*  Sometimes the feeling of not enough time overwhelms me. 

I sit here, looking at my computer, and a table full of blank canvases are looking at me.

It is always this way with time.  I know this.  When I get it done, there will be more on my list to get done.  Especially at this time of year it seems there is even more time pressure against time. 

My work this winter is to make friends with the never ending to-do list.  To start to feel comfortable with it.  To do what I can, and let go of the rest until the next day, or the next.

My work is to really trust the right timing of everything.
Which means,what doesn't get done just has different timing.

Ah.  That thought is so much more peaceful.

And peace is good.


10 comments:

ELK said...

i love the expression on the face of the dogs and woman ..and of course the birds perched here and there...

the things "to do"?

let . some . go ....

Dyche Designs said...

It was funny reading this post today as I'm sitting here completely stressed out feeling like I have a million and one things to do and not enough time. :0)

Lynn Richards said...

SO good to read this today! I am taking things a little bit at a time this holiday season. Of course, the panic sets in and I find myself saying, "go AWAY." Then I just stop. So nice. At least for today!
xo
lynn

linda said...

I totally understand the feeling and I saw those tweets and totally agreed... :) I think we do have to realize that we all have the same 24 hours in a day and it's not possible to do it all! I try to relish the time I spend doing whatever I must each day and really enjoy it... so nothing is wasted :)

kelly@thebluemuse said...

oh my. yes. evil time! i am so exactly the same the list is never done because i am always adding new things....but mostly they are things i love to do, so i try to remind myself of that.
love the idea of the right timing, and it's true, it almost all always works out in the end.
love your painting!

Kristin Dudish said...

What a great way to look at it - I will have to adopt this way of thinking!

Jamie said...

What an incredible reminder! I've felt buried by everything in the past few weeks - I can't seem to find the bottom or the pile. I needed a reminder to stop, breathe and enjoy the journey.

Kim Klassen said...

fantastic message Lori.... THANK YOU...

and the loveliest piece of art..... ever... wow!

xxo, kim

Prairie Girl Studio said...

that thought truly is much more peaceful ...
huge {hug} to you, lori!

i have had to step back from so many things this past year and have had to work very hard at learning to say 'no' ... no more on my plate until i can catch my breath a bit ... the weight of 'not enough time' can be immense and downright crippling ... so thank you! thank you for putting a new thought in our minds ~ what doesn't get done just has different timing ... : )

your work is so bright and beautiful ... wishing you holiday peace as well ... xo

prairiegirl

dbalyoz said...

thanks lori for perfectly capturing a way to make peace in all the busy-ness of this month. i love, love, love how you wrote this. perfect! x denise