The other day someone told me that people who have a lot of things they want to do are the happiest people. They said it wasn’t people who achieve all they want to do. It was the dreamers. The ones whose ambitions exceed their time and capacity to achieve their to-do list.
I’ve been thinking about that ever since. I love staying up-to-date with friends on social media, but sometimes I start to feel intimidated and a bit like a failure. Some folks are connectors, those outgoing folks posting every three minutes, and they are achievers–their lives look pretty amazing. They seem to have time to do absolutely everything they dream about. And their entire family looks fabulous while they do.
Meanwhile, I’m back here dreaming. Hoping. Wishing. But the reality is that I’m a homeschool mom who has to cook everything from scratch. It’s like two full-time jobs. And I’m an extroverted introvert. I need down time to recharge.
If I take my down time to achieve, my family gets the brunt of it the next day with cranky, tired, worn-out me.
I want to be more, do more, see more. I have stacks of books I want to read, piles of dreams I hope to achieve…one day.
And usually I don’t mind. Until I look at the lives of others.
It makes me feel a bit like a jellyfish, swimming around, pushed this way and that by what’s going on in the worlds of my friends.
But…did you know that a group of jellyfish is called a bloom?
There’s something there. There’s choosing to enjoy and rejoice in what others are doing while I choose to be satisfied with what I have, with the achievements I have done, and the dreams waiting on my to do list.
If that’s where I choose to live, I will do more than swim around with wishes for this and that. I will bloom where I am.
Praying for you to have joy and bloom wherever you are in life today ♥