Emotional Energy

Every once in a while I have to step back and ask myself if a situation is really worth all the extra attention that I am giving it. And almost every time, the answer is very definitely “no.”

So the real question is, “What DOES deserve my emotional energy?”

Truly, the answer to this one is easy, too. Well, answerS.

My family.
My home.
My quilting and scrapbooks.
My students.
My spiritual side.

Not all this extraneous stuff. I think it’s time for me to pull back a little bit and focus on the things that really matter to me — the things that SHOULD matter to me. Because, with the exception perhaps of my quilting, I haven’t been focusing enough emotional energy on those things.

Photos to come… I’ve been making quilt tops like a madwoman. πŸ™‚
And I did my first scrapbook page in months for our family album last night.
And this afternoon, I’m taking Helen to get new tennis shoes and new ballet shoes, because she has outgrown both…. again.
Alice and I had a fun visit in the car on the way to Nannie’s house today, discussing rattlesnakes.
One of my students sent me a very happy text message about her performance on a test this morning, and I did a little happy dance in my car when I got it. πŸ™‚
I’ve been better about cooking lately, but MUCH worse about cleaning up… Need to find a balance there.
And, as always, my spiritual life is not something I feel the need to post about, so I won’t.

What should you be focusing on?

3 thoughts on “Emotional Energy”

  1. Hey, Kettle? This is the Pot. You’re black.


    You’re part of that pesky “Family” category. πŸ™‚

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