Did you ever see a butterfly fly a straight line? One just flew by my window-seat window, and I’ll tell ya, he looked like he’d been hitting the nectar a wee bit too hard.
That might be what our schedules – by necessity – look like when we have a not-so-healthy Health Tuesday, or any other day of the week.
How We Love Our Straight Line Scheduling
We like to know what’s coming when so we can either:
a) Prepare for it.
b) Procrastinate about it.
I’ve been trying out procrastination since it’s been a popular subject and I like to try new things. But there are many things I’m not good at and procrastination is one of them. I still like to nibble away at big projects here and there, like a good loaf of artisan bread, yeasty or Word-y. If I wait too long to get started on it, the mold has taken over. Then I sneeze. And well, you get the picture.
But sometimes, all our planning – or procrastinating – goes down the medical drain when illness or injury invites itself into our worlds. Whether it’s an acute bout of something-or-other or a flare of a chronic-something, our straight line plans go all kaplooey.
But, Let’s Call It Butterfly-y!
Doesn’t that sound better?
And that’s the first step when plans are toyed with by life’s interruptions: Rename it.
I’m really good at freaking out, falling apart, and fussing ‘til I’m done fussing. But it doesn’t work for me in the long run. Nor for anyone else, I hear.
Sure, call it like it is (denial is a bad word in my dictionary) but when we take it to the table to change the schedule, let’s call it Butterfly-y-ing!.
We’ll get the big sips gulped (the gotta-do’s done) butwe can let the smaller flowers wait ‘til the storm passes.
Folks may think our schedule is funny strange, but like the old saying says,
“Don’t judge a flight pattern until you wear the other guy’s wings.” Or something like that. <—– Click to Tweet
And on that note, I leave you with this song:
(Note to Email Subscribers: Videos don’t like to come through the email wormhole. Just visit the website to view the vid. I just love that bird!)
Happy Health Tuesday, Everyone!
REALITY CHECK: Walking on a bone spur was fine when they numbed the daylights out of it. Now that the numby stuff has worn off – eeks! Oooh, reminds me of our Proverbs study – we can only numb ourselves (with sin?) for so long before the pain sets in. God is good to us that way. Now, to call the podiatrist …