Motivation shmotivation. Somedays it is easier to come by than others. Do you ever make plans, prepare, feel productive only to have those plans and preparations dashed? Have you ever made a Plan A, a Plan B and then out of desperation just skipped down to Plan H? (please tell me I’m not the only one!)
I’m on a quest to simplify my personal life, simplify my house and possessions. We have several big changes coming up in the next few months and I feel a need for quiet, for order, for calm. Simplification takes time (or am I just procrastinating? ha!) and preparation. It requires trying different systems and failing and trying again. It requires determination.
I’m the homeschooling mother of 4 and wife of 1. Sometimes I just want to lay curled up on the couch in the fetal position and read a good book, ignoring the needs and wants of the other members in this house. Motivation shmotivation. Plan A, Plan Shmay. But then…. I have to take a good look at those dark black eyes and goofy smiles looking down on me and remember why I’m here. My purpose on this earth is them. I was placed here to love and cherish them. To help them grow into the people God is creating them to be.
Yes, we are on Plan M (at least!) today. Illness, crabbiness, a misstep on a doll’s head, loss of electricity, they can all throw a wrench into the plan. All those unexpected negatives, though, have a way of becoming games of hide ‘n seek, giggly 2 year olds, reciting a poem, and snuggles on the couch. Maybe Plan M isn’t so bad after all.
Whatever your plans today, whatever motivation you are seeking – don’t give up. Enjoy the journey for what it is – even if the route is more circular and zig zag then you had planned for!