Tuesday, April 12, 2011
SITTING ON YOUR HUMPTY DUMPTY
This post came across my facebook page this morning! "Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, God has laid out your future but that doesn't mean you should sit back on your humpty dumpty and wait for your blessings to ring your door bell. Take action. If you want to go back to school, get a better job, lose weight, have a better relationship with your family, etc. God has blessed you with a sound mind. Now use it to get those blessings your God promised. Make it a blessed day!"
Sitting on your humpty dumpty! I love it. I will make this my new favorite statement! I have a desk piled with to dos. I have a garage that is in serious need of cleaning. I have closets bursting with trivia. I have 'stuff' to do, 'stuff' to clean, 'stuff' I have put off. I have 'stuff.'
But I also have this overwhelming problem. I want to make a difference. I want to leave a legacy. I want to leave the world a little bit better, because I was here. But then there are the interruptions, the incessant, continuous interruptions. Gaps if you will. Gaps in the day, the week, the year. Gaps that take us away, pull us away from what we really want to be doing. What we really need to be doing. What makes us fulfilled, better people, compassionate people, loving and caring and giving people. Damn gaps anyway!
At any moment there are a thousand things we should be doing. Things we convince ourselves we must be doing, because without our doing them...well what would people think? But you know what? At any given moment there are also a thousand things we could be loving! If only we could get up off of our humpty dumpty, open our eyes, and see! Really see!
As taxes loom, the garage beckons, weeds wait to be pulled, and on and on, this morning I want to make a difference. I have a project in mind....actually three! And I am taking action. I am off of my humpty dumpty and by golly....I will succeed. I will make them happen. I am blessed. Trapped in the silence of the wee small hours of the morning, when life is still, and the only thing I hear is the breathing of my two dogs, punctuated with an occasional sigh, I have ideas. Some fall off of me and then some stick like glue. These are the ideas I can't shake. These are the ones that put the rest of my life on the back burner.
So this morning I invite you to listen to your heart. Listen to what you are being told. Listen to what it is that you really want to do, feel like doing....if only. Dump the if onlys!!! Go for it. This just might be what lights up your day, your life. Is it really so important to attack your to do list? Isn't it more important to get up off your humpty dumpty and make a difference in this life. Take a leap, tell someone how much you love them, snuggle your dog and mean it, raise your arms into the air and trust! Trust you will be caught, trust that you are taking control of your life, trust that the answers will come. And guess what? In the process you just might find that you discover who you are - who you really are.
One of my favorite quotes, I choose to live by. "If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly imcomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or another of another." ~Tenzin Gyatso
"There are those whose lives affect all others around them. Quietly touching one heart, who in turn, touches another. Reaching out to the ends further than would ever know."