So many blog posts have been written in my mind. If only I could find a way to just transfer what goes on in my mind onto paper.
I love to write, I love to blog, and I love keeping a record of all the things that happen in our lives. I love capturing the little pictures and making little movies. I love it all.
But, I don’t seem to have the time to do all the recording and writing that I want to do.
I sometimes feel the way Zach felt the other day, when he walked in my home office, and said, overwhelmed with homework and other things that he had to get done, “Mom, I don’t have enough time in life.”
I gave him the little pep talk that I often have to give myself. It is the pep talk that I need right about now, and coincidentally, it is the topic of the Sunday School class I am teaching tomorrow to the 12-13 year olds at our Church.
Making Decisions: GOOD, BETTER, BEST
I don’t really worry too much about making BAD decisions. Yes, there are BAD decisions that we can make, and can have some significant consequences. And, I have made some BAD decisions, and will continue to make them occasionally. My kids have also made some BAD decisions, and they will continue to make those ones too. But those aren’t the ones that stress me out.
It’s the GOOD, BETTER, BEST decisions that stress me out more.
And it’s the multitude of good, better and best things that I want to get done or even need to get done.
Things like: I need to get prepared for my clients everyday and I need to write my daily work progress notes (it’s a requirement of my profession). I need to prepare my lesson for Sunday School. I need to help my children with their homework – even if it’s just listening to them tell me what they have for homework. I want to also hear all about their day. I must keep up with my work emails. I must order my Christmas cards. I want to attend soccer games. I must make dinner. I want to read that book that I started 2 months ago. I need to take time for exercise. I need to get to bed earlier. I want to spend time with my husband. I want to go on a one on one date with my child. I want to catch up with an old friend….
So many things that are good to do. It would be easy if I could weed out a bunch and say they are “BAD”. But I can’t find any of those! They all seem to fall under the GOOD category.
But which ones fall under the BETTER category?
And which ones fall under the BEST category?
That is my constant dilemma, and that is the reason that sometimes my blog is a little sporadic – and my reading and commenting on other blogs is a bit more sporadic too! It is GOOD to be part of a blog community; to share, to be inspired and to interact. It is BETTER for me to be able to write in my blog and try to keep up with recording the things that are important to me (not losing sight of the reason I blog is first and foremost to have a record for my family, and then to share and inspire, if possible). But, I know that BEST, is for me to be fully living the experiences that I want to be able to record every detail of.
It’s hard to classify things into GOOD, BETTER, BEST, but I also realize how blessed I am that these are the categories that I can choose to classify into.
How do you choose between GOOD, BETTER, BEST?