Do you ever feel that life has become one big juggling act? School, relationships, family, work, church and community each have their place in this coordinated chaos—not to mention the oft neglected dreams, hopes and talents that we once imagined would be in our main act. How can we keep the balls from crashing down around us so we can actually enjoy this thing called life?
Each one of us will find it useful to adopt the practice of our Creator, who reflected on each day of creation and said, “It is good.” Each day God stepped back to take joy in God’s own creation. Each day.
If the joy in your life has become simply a routine juggle, take time to stop the motion each day. Evaluate your relationships, commitments and activities; re-frame some, add some, let some go; and then stand back and uncover the joy of what remains. Pray for guidance every day. Then take a breath, and truly proclaim, “It is good.”
This message is adapted from “Observations of a Juggler” written by Mia Baumgartner in the May 2005 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.