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Life is busy...filled with plans and errands and worries, it feels like there's never enough time...and then something happens. The unexpected. Last week, I got the flu. My world stopped. At first, I tried to deny it, ignore it, fight it! And when that didn't work, I worried. How will I get everything done? Scheduled to present at a conference. Sub plans for school...and on and on. The flu doesn't give the body much choice. I surrendered and suddenly things got simple.
My life was about sleeping and drinking fluids. Friends helped with other chores like shopping and walking my dog. My mom called every single day to check in and make sure I was ok. All those other worries soon faded away when I wasn't strong enough to pay attention to them. The gift of the flu...it simplified my life.
The question is how do I do that...without the germs? Spring break is next week. My number one goal is to simplify. Clear out stuff I don't need. Be mindful. Make choices. Simplifying is hard work, but the results are worth it.