06 October, 2009

Step By Step

Ever since we returned from a two week vacation last month it seems as though I've been trying to catch up with tasks, responsibilities, commitments and appointments that had piled up while I was gone. I'm not winning in my attempts to get on top of that mountain, but I have done enough now to step back and find the breathing space I've been searching for. Ahhh, it's a good thing that I rested while I was away! In the meantime, life has been racing along at breakneck speed with little regard for me lagging behind. We're into Autumn temperatures and I have yet to pot up some Mums for the front porch and set out my fall Pansies. (I'm hoping that will occur this week for sure.) The quillow project at church is still looming large but, thankfully, I have carved enough space out around me that I can now gain some much needed forward momentum on that task. I have embroidery orders due and a quilt still patiently waiting on the frame. Mason has begun walking and all reports from the Capital City indicate that he's gaining proficiency very quickly. Today I will borrow a page from my grandson's book and take things one step at a time, that's really all any of us can do anyway, right? Instead of stressing about the never-ending "to-do" list and worrying about what's not done perhaps I should concentrate solely on walking...step by baby-step, one foot in front of the other, moving forward.

Life is Good!
Dear God, take my hand today and steady my steps should I falter or stray. I ask for your help in remaining on the path, staying focused and remembering that all that I encounter along the way is a gift and a blessing from You. ~Amen

10 comments:

Salem Stitcher said...

I need to follow your lead especially this week. As I left my office at 12:30 last night, I thought "I was running all day long and can't remember what happened!" Today, I will take it one step at time. It will all get done...at least the important things anyway. It may be hectic and I may get frazzled but right now...this moment...I feel blessed to have things to do and even more blessed to have friends to remind me how blessed I truly am.

KimQuiltz said...

You can do it! *said in my best impersonation of the guy in the crowd in the movie "Water Boy"*

BTW, speaking of Masons (and aren't they wonderful creatures!), the family that I made the Ascension Day banner and also my latest Kaleidoscope Rhapsody in Blue quilt in honor of just welcomed home a new baby boy, his name is MASON! I told them I thought that was a name with very good prospects. *bg*

Nane said...

Let me know if I can help, I have planted a few pansies!! It will give me a break from hanging insullation.

Janet said...

Good luck! This is supposed to be that time of our lives when we can relax and enjoy the little things in life but for some reason we tend to add more to our daily lists! I like the idea of baby steps - gradually you'll catch up I'm sure!

*karendianne. said...

I relate as things pile up and pressure builds here. How much can be asked of a person?! Lost my sense of the moment. Forgot to Be here now. Left "mindful" back in the middle of September. Someone asked me today "What happened to the mindfulness?" Huh. "It's right here." I said. Sheesh. I got it now. Why must I make things harder than they need be? Ack!

bingo~bonnie said...

what a very uplifting post to read. thanks! ;) and you are right... one step at a time... one step at a time. ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Quiltdivajulie said...

And when our baby steps falter, how wonderful that there is someone to comfort us.

Love this post!!!!!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You probably didn't know it but you wrote this post just for me today. :) When we got home after 2 1/2 weeks away I could only see the long list of things that needed doing...that list just seemed to go on forever. Still does as a matter of fact. But, one step at a time and it will be done in due time. blessings, marlene

Connie W said...

Glad you're back ... and great advice from the little one's baby steps.

Teresa said...

sweet little toes...just makes me want to tickle them.