I awoke to a new text, ‘How are you?’
From this friend it’s not the normal everyday how are you? that we mumble not expecting any answer.
This question is a combination of how are you really, how’s your heart, how’s your mind and how’s your life, are you surviving or are you going under?
She’s a friend who knows my deepest dreams, and we share a close connection. She’s a sister, mother and friend.
Everything is great I replied. I’m happy, healthy and family is good. I’ve been busy, homeschooling (my youngest), looking after our home, 3 daughters, 4 pets, work and a whole lot of other stuff going on.
Hit send and became aware it wasn't my honest and true answer.
Second reply, more truthfully said, 'I’m constantly restless'.
Maybe I’m bored, maybe I’m lonely; but truly I wonder whether it’s because of the day to day stuff. The stuff that keeps me bogged down day after day, week after week.
The ‘stuff’ sidetracks me from walking my BEST path, draws away my focus and puts off my dreams and goals.
I am constantly distracted by making enough money to live, trying to get ahead, keeping the house in order and wanting the next best thing instead of focussing on the bigger picture.
It’s time again to ask myself, and I need to do this about once a month;
‘What do I really want?’
I need to go back to pen and paper, remind myself off my goals and dreams and ask myself,
What I am doing everyday to walk on the path where they will become reality?
Because dreams do come true.
Our life is our journey and our job is to push through the stuff and consistently remind ourselves of what we really want...