Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Focused

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Wednesday already?  Things have been a bit busy around here.  The husband has had a big project at work making for some extra long days for him which also translates to extra long days for me.  It hasn't been a bad week, just a busy one, and one where I've been a bit more focused on life. 

Last weekend was lovely watching General Conference.  There is nothing else that helps me to refocus so easily.  My priorities fall back into place.  My roles as a wife and mother are valued, and I feel committed again to give them my best efforts.  My perspective is broadened and I can see how my day-to-day choices are connected to my long-term goals.  My desire to become better is strengthened, and even more importantly, it seems doable.  If you have a few minutes, check out the talk from Elder Quentin L. Cook on womanhood or the talk by Elder Russell M. Nelson on faith and family.  There were so many good things that inspired me and sparked some of my own thoughts, and I can't wait to share more soon. 

As I have gone through the past few days with my refocused views, it reminded me of this quote from last conference that I loved. 

"...Indeed we have great reason to rejoice. If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most.
Strength comes not from frantic activity but from being settled on a firm foundation of truth and light. It comes from placing our attention and efforts on the basics of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It comes from paying attention to the divine things that matter most.
Let us simplify our lives a little. Let us make the changes necessary to refocus our lives on the sublime beauty of the simple, humble path of Christian discipleship—the path that leads always toward a life of meaning, gladness, and peace." -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The talk that the above quote comes from affirms that our relationships with God, our families, our fellowmen, and ourselves are the things that matter most. Right now I feel focused on those things.  I feel content.  I let little things go, knowing that I'll call the insurance company and run errands and pay bills when the time is right, but sometimes I need to be with my kids or help others, and those life management tasks will wait .  The challenge now is to keep my focus where it needs to be. 

What helps you refocus? 
How do you stay focused on the things that matter most to you?

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

Meg said...

oh I loved General Conference too. I already feel the difference it's made in my life.

The talk on "Be vs. Do" (don't know the title or the speaker - one of the Seventy) on Sunday afternoon was my favorite. So powerful and made me refocus my priorities in parenting.