"...these loaves that I will share with you, were baked with love, and what I know so far. I'm a firm believer that we are what we eat, and I pray the bread I share here with you, will nourish and encourage you".

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Under Construction

Question; Is it just me, or have you ever felt that you needed to shut down for remodeling? Good, then I'll continue. For I'm thinking the everyday stress of most grown folks will at some point-in-time make us all want to hang a sign that says:

UNDER CONSTRUCTION....pardon my dust.

There comes a time for most of us where we just need to stop, access, re-group, rest, relax, rejuvenate, and restructure. Now you may be asking yourself , with all the responsibilities we have today, how, how on earth can we do it? Well I'm not sure, but I'll tell you what I know so far. The is rather personal, for we all have daily things that must be dealt with, but I offer that they are not as plentiful as we may think. Far too often, we are too close to our lives to see where we need to step back.

So we must start with the things that really can wait, until tomorrow. Now to pay homage to them, may I suggest that we write them down. Yes, let's make a list and put ourselves on top, And, with you at the top of the list, ask yourself: What do I need? After you've identified what is needed you must ask yourself how to accomplish it. For example; if rest is what you need , say no to something, or someone. reclaim some of your precious time for yourself. If you were a structure, there would be a need for constant maintenance. Well guess what? You are a structure! Actually, you are a temple. So let's get busy.

Hang your sign: UNDER CONSTRUCTION, pardon my dust. You may even need to add in small print, enter at your own risk... I have found that the blows of life can sometimes leave cracks in the foundation, which could make it unstable. This is part of the assessment. Take an honest look at where you are, what is cracked or affected you, and what need to be done about it. Which cracks can be filled and which cracks add character? Next let's check the floors. Is your foundation solid? Is it clean? We may need to sweep out all the corners where the dust can sometimes gather into layers... The surface needs thought as well. Soft surfaces have appeal, but they may not suit your needs. You may find that hard wood is not only beautiful, but resilient.

What about your walls? Are they in need of repair? Maybe there's a need for additions. Could be you've already expanded, but no matter- let's deal with our square footage. Since we're in a remodeling phase, you could scale back if you need to. Hey speaking of walls, what of our finish? I'm thinking of duck feathers for mine. You know the saying "water off a ducks back"?
Yeah, feathers will do nicely.

By the way, how is your sound system? What are the messages that play over and over in your head? And who recorded them? If they don't tell you how wonderful, capable, and necessary you are, then book some studio time. Your sound system is definitely in need of reprogramming!

I have often said that the care and feeding of Cassandra is a full time job, and this is true for you as well. For who can do it better than you, and who's job is it? That's right, it's yours!
For you see, what I know so far is; if we don' take time to shut down and go UNDER CONSTRUCTION, eventually our sign may read OUT OF BUSINESS!

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