Enjoy What is Right Before Our Eyes

It's almost spring!Spring has sprung!  A bit early and unpredictable, but oh so welcome!  What a great time of year to renew and refresh inside and out!

Have you started your spring cleaning yet?  In our house, we have just begun!  I am certain my husband will never understand my sheer excitement at the thought of thoroughly cleaning each and every room of my house.  Top to bottom, one by one, I am determined to get this project done.  Will it happen as planned?  With a family of five and a business to run, perhaps not, but the joyful intention remains.  At least some areas will be spruced up before the kids get out of school.

This time of year also makes me think about what other areas of my life need a little attention. What have I taken on that is taking more time than I anticipated, time away from my family and my higher priorities in life.  Have I made good decisioins when committing or not committing to new projects and possibilities.  Have I said "no" as many times as I have said "yes" to new or additional home, school, and work opportunities?  Sometimes we can be very busy, but at the end of the day, we wonder what we have accomplished.  Was your day spent in a way that reflects your values and priorities, or were you running from place to place, barely staying on schedule, stressed to the max, oblivious to the world around you?

What brings you joy? Is it a walk through the tulips at the park? A blue sky and open road before you? A picnic in the park with the kiddos? A good book on a lazy summertime Sunday afternoon? Isn’t it funny that all of these things have nothing to do with DOING something. Instead, each idea is one of the freedom from doing anything! Sometimes in all of our over-zealous drive to perfection we forget to slow down, stop, and enjoy what is right before our eyes.

Yes, there is much to do when that snow melts. This year, I am working on crossing off two equally important to do lists. One of the lists (in my mind) contains the things I would like to accomplish, and the other contains the simple joys of life I would like to experience with my kids and spouse, friends and extended family, unhurried and care-free, soaking up the moment.

I hope you have brilliant springtime moments in the months ahead, soaking in the sunshine and making use of the extra time, in whatever way brings your life more balance.

Hippity, Hoppity Springtime to you,

Jill Murphy
Owner/Physical Therapist
MotionWorks Physical Therapy