Busy About WhatThoreau wrote:  It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
With mismatched gloves, which weren't even hers, Meg trudged toward the truck. I asked her if she wanted me to help her find her gloves. With a grin and laugher in her voice, she replied, "do you know mom, it doesn't really matter," and continued on her way. I was happy she was in a good mood because she spent most of the morning crying and not wanting to get up off the floor.
It's hard to parent her some days. It’s easy for her to go too far, not feeling well enough to care. I have to remind her it matters how we treat things, it matters how we treat people, and more than anything, it matters what our hearts are like.
Meg's response made me wonder. Life feels a lot like Pinterest sometimes. Before I know it another day has passed, I’ve done a million things, and yet what’s been accomplished?
I’m prone to be lost and never know it, to work and achieve nothing, to be busy with the wrong things. I need to make sure to do things which truly matter every single day. Even if it's one thing I can do to show Christ's love to another.
What else can be more important than drawing closer to Christ and propelling others toward eternal rewards? On a day that can easily feel wasted, it will guarantee it’s not. It can build a lifestyle that truly matters and satisfies...the same thing I try to achieve with my million other things.