Letting The Plates Fall — When Worry Spins Out Of Control
Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to live fruitful lives, we lose faith and end up collapsing under our own weight.
I love autumn.
Summer is so bright and intense, I wake up feeling obligated to go somewhere and do something. People are always asking, “What are your plans for the summer?”. There is pressure to have an exciting destination in your back pocket. The truth is I just want to eat lots of peaches, watch some good summer flicks and hang out at the beach in my flip flops.
Fall is more my style. It gets darker sooner and everything slows down. It’s the perfect time to be outside too, if you ask me. Take hiking. There’s a lot less dust and quieter, except for the sound of a crunchy trail blanketed with falling leaves. It’s hard to beat.
I wish I felt the same about my worries. All those things I juggle around in my head, I wish they could take a collective sigh, right along with nature.
It’s those plates I keep spinning. They wear on my heart and keep my soul busy.
If only I can shed them the way the trees shed their leaves. If only I could let one fall.
We weren’t originally designed to keep everything in play all the time…
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