balance |ˈbaləns|nounan even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady
Every so often I find myself trying to find just the right balance. Balancing my husband, the kids and their activities, family duties, time for myself, friends and volunteer work. Lately my balance has been tested. I know what is important, what needs to/must get done and I am finding that as I try to walk straight on the balance beam of life, I am beginning to lean. Time for myself is dwindling as is time for my friends. And I know all of the "things" that have been filling my schedule will eventually ease up.
I am finding that I need to remind myself to enjoy the moments, the little ones, like the giggles of the kids playing together, the excitement in my daughter's expression as she heads out of the house for fast pitch softball tryouts, embracing new relationships when I feel like I don't belong, being open minded in meeting with a group of people I may not agree with, finally getting "on the same page" with someone, and a rainy afternoon with tea in hand even though I am busy working.
Finding the balance ~ even when life is busy can be hard and it can be daunting. But if we choose to take one day at a time and find the small ordinary miracles of each day it makes it easier to stay on the beam.
And if you do fall off, as we all do from time to time. Shake it off and climb back on.