Dave and I watched “Puss in Boots” with Lu over the three-day weekend. (It was a cute movie.) As Puss was grappling with how to handle only having one life left (of his cat-nine-lives:), I was caught with the idea of making the very most of this one “wild and precious” life I get. (quote from Mary Oliver)
I love this painting by @richshortenart:
It’s called “Wondrous Responsibility.”
All that hoopla of that Baby’s birth fading away, and down to the nitty-gritty details of actually raising a child.
Can you imagine that “wondrous responsibility” wrapped around you?
As we enter a new year (well, I know we’re already on the twentieth day…not sure how that happened so fast!), but I still feel a tinge of this “wondrous responsibility.”
What will I do with this precious gift of 2023? Sometimes I forget to take a moment to appreciate that: TIME.
Time to change.
Or to stay.
Time we can use to learn to love more, or to do more.
Or sometimes to use to intentionally do less.
WE get to figure that out!
Because we have time stretching in front of us for who knows how long.
But we may as well make the most of what we have.
It IS precious.
And only we can figure out what our own unique “wondrous responsibility” is to do with that gift.
Dave and I were talking the other day about how sometimes joy comes more in the process of striving to achieve a goal, not necessarily all when you “arrive.”
Do you agree with this?
I’m still in the process of making up new goals and plans for 2023 because mostly this year so far I’ve felt like I’m under a giant weight of so many worries and responsibilities.
But again, I am the one who gets to decide what to do with that weight.
I can turn transform it into that “wondrous responsibility,” and that is a pretty beautiful thing!
I have some big plans to change some things around, starting with this blog format.
More to come on that soon.
For now, sending out so much love to blog readers as you work to figure out your own “wondrous responsibility” of this new year. How are you going to use your “wild and precious life?”