As I was quietly sitting in my airplane seat I noticed a lonely slipper by me. I looked up and down the aisle to see who would not notice that they had lost a shoe…
It was quite comical actually.
Within minutes an older “adorable” grandpa-looking man comes with his daughter looking for his other shoe. He had rushed to the bathroom and he didn’t notice that he lost his shoe/slipper. He was laughing so hard that both him and his daughter were in tears…. At this point I was in a full chuckle , the one where you have to hold your stomach and you snort from your nose…yup, the embarrassing kind.
The whole incident made me think…. How many of us have lost things in life and haven’t noticed?
Have we lost our joy for the simple things? Have we lost our appreciation for the things we have in life? Have we lost the love of spending time with the people we love and are so dear to us? Or, worse yet, have we lost our hunger and thirst for being in God’s presence?
It’s easy to lose something and allow so much time to go by that we don’t even miss it even more. We grow accustomed to not needing it anymore.
This made me want to evaluate the following areas of my life:
1.) Am I spending quality time with my God or am I giving Him leftovers, whenever I remember? AND,do I miss it when I don’t?
2.) Am I caring for others the way Jesus did? Or, am I allowing the busyness of life to steal that joy and passion that He has given me?
3.) Am I taking time to enjoy my current season of life with my husband?
4.) Am I giving my children the love and support that they currently need, or am I giving them what I think they need?
5.) Am I being wise with my time and who I spend it with or am I allowing others to dictate how my time should be allocated?
6.) Am I giving myself time to rest and refresh physically and mentally or am I constantly running around like a chicken without her head?
7.) Does my checkbook speak of what is important to me or am I allowing the world and society to also dictated that for me?
This exercise has allowed me to think about what is important to me and how to adjust what needs “adjusting”.
Today I remind you to Just Breathe and please don’t lose your slipper:-)