So I’ve noticed that lately, I’ve gotten behind on “first things,” which to be honest, lately has been more miss than hit lately. I’ve been reading my Bible, but I’ve been appallingly unproductive. I’ve wasted time reading and haunting Facebook. I’ve felt tired. Yes, we’ve have some viruses, and there are monthly hormonal changes that do affect my productivity. I’ve stayed up late and gotten up early some because of Lee’s schedule. But yesterday, I asked Lee to take the computer to work, made myself a list of eight “first things” and made no other commitment than to accomplish those things.
It wasn’t surprising that I accomplished more than the first things. Sometimes I need to remember how important curling my hair, putting shoes on in the morning, and making my bed really are. I can remember long ago as a child when my mom commented on how she admired a friend of hers who got ready for work each day as a homemaker just as carefully as she got ready for work when she had a normal 9-5 job. At the time, I didn’t know the value of what she was saying.
I wonder if my children work the same way?