When I came into Al-Anon, I grabbed onto some of the slogans fairly easily, but mostly ignored others.
"Easy Does It" was one of the slogans I had to warm to.
It had been my habit to take on too much, power my way through, force solutions.
I didn't realize that trying harder, just made things more difficult.
So today, I try to remind myself that easy often gets it done. I ask God to set my priorities, work on those things and let go of the rest.
I don't usually have trouble with that in summer. The days feel longer and fuller, and the pace of life slows down.
This summer, I've been unusually blessed with abundance. I have more writing assignments than I've had in years. Most of them involve travel. We are still working on the house, of course, which means we're away about half of a typical week.
The only time I have to write is when I am home. I have to juggle that with my Al-Anon commitments. And, now, with training for the Grand Canyon.
So it has become harder to find the considerable time it takes me to keep up with my blog. I have been praying and meditating on the situation, and find the answer in the slogan "Easy Does It."
I've decided to give myself a summer vacation from blogging. My intention is to return to blogging regularly in September, after the Grand Canyon trips and past the deadlines for several stories.
In the meanwhile, I hope to post from time to time, and to visit other blogs as I can.
I hope you all have a great summer. I will keep you all in my thoughts and in my prayers.
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