This past week I have been struggling with lots of health related issues. I have also been requested to do a temp job for 6 weeks, and trying to keep up on things around here. I feel like I’m failing on every level. I have been feeling overwhelmed. I wonder how I get to this point and that is something I’m going to need to ponder a while. Because I don’t like being here. I know I need to work on the problem until I feel better, but what I need to know is how to prevent it from happening. Or if I can keep it from happening. Maybe I can’t. This morning I was in tears over all the stressors in my life right now.
Then I took a few minutes and sat outside on our deck in the sunshine listening to the birds sing. As I was sitting there, the starfish story came to mind. Most of you have probably already heard some version of this. For those of you who haven’t, here is one version.
As I was thinking about the wisdom of this story, I adapted it to my situation. That although I am not able to do everything that needs doing and do it perfectly, I just need to do what I can.
I hope you can use this in your own life.