Seems everyone around me is on a challenge, a fast, a…something. We’ve got 40 days of this, 20 days of that, 7 habits of something. We’ve got journeys and paths and disciplines and fasts.
It’s all reminded me of why I ever started blogging in the first place: to help myself maintain balance. Balance of all kind. To put the balance to good use. To remain flexible while travelling life’s path. To build a little stability so as not to over-extend. To gracefully sway in the breeze instead of cracking at the base and while extending my foothold into deeper roots.
Either that, or I’m just jumping on the bandwagon.
Anyway, I’m getting ready for my 40 Days and 40 Nights. And I choose October 1 to be my starting day. Why 40? That will be clearer once I begin.
And because I like a few Bible roots, I will take Sundays off.
October 1-November 16. Soon to follow will be Thanksgiving. I will either be able to sit and give thanks for all I have accomplished and some new found wisdom…or be darn glad it’s over.
Three days after Thanksgiving marks the start of Christian Advent, so I’ll have a new “season” to honor.
The holidays will be upon us, and I can once again chose the entrapments and overindulgence that they often bring, or approach them with ease and gentleness.
And then the new year; I’ll be ready to start anew. Maybe, just maybe, having adopted a little more balance I’ll go into 2011 with fewer resolutions.
Perhaps you’ll join me…for all of it, for some of it. But people, get ready. Mark your calendars. Change is coming.
And while he rested he took to himself an orange and tasted it,And it was good…And he saw…the balance.And he saw the magnificent perfection, wheron he thought of himself in balance.And he knew he was.(The Moody Blues)