Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Room to Bounce

Do you ever use up way too much energy on something that really wasn't worth it? Waste hours over something that made very little difference in the long run? Care too much about things that apparently matter only to yourself?

I find myself occasionally rushing around trying to fix everything that's wrong with my house, my kids, myself, etc., only to discover that they're not really broken after all.

When I get stuck in that pattern I know I need to give myself room to bounce.

Remember what it was like to bounce a superball when you were a kid? I do. I remember when they were invented...a wonder of modern technology. One little bounce and they'd fly up higher than the house. Do it inside and it would bounce back and forth between the ceiling and the floor until it finally lost steam.

And then you just had to try to catch it in an over-turned shoe box.

Holding your shoebox as high as you could reach, you'd catch it on its way up, watch it hit the floor again, then lower the box little by little till it was just a blur of motion as it beat up and down till there was no more bounce left in it.

I've had days like that.

I just need to find a way to get out from under the box and give myself room to bounce.

This blog post was inspired by this blog post.


  1. Donna, I couldn't agree with you more...I was just talking to another mom today about learning how to "go with the flow" more instead of letting the stress build up in our lives...very well said!

  2. I gave up on trying to keep the house all nice and tidy lol. Don't get me wrong...its clean...but I gave up on trying to keep the toys picked up! Its a never ending job! And I was wasting too much energy on it! We only pick up the toys when someone is coming over now.

    But you're right, we all need to enjoy life a little bit more...let the "child within us" come out more often!!