The Juggling Act
Have you ever been to a circus? Do you read that question and feel like you are running a circus at home? I do! Lol!
I think of the talent it takes for people to juggle pins or flames and what is the one thing they have to do? The ONE thing...FOCUS. They do not allow themselves to get DISTRACTED by the crowd. They do not allow themselves to listen to the people cheering or jeering. They simply focus.
And let’s take it a step further. Juggling is a constant motion of consistent movement. It's continuously tossing and catching a number of objects, so as to keep at least one in the air while handling the others.
I think we have to realize that we are essentially doing the same thing and we have to be realistic with what we can handle.
Communicate with our spouse if we are losing focus, or notice that maybe they are losing focus.
Communicate with our spouse if we feel like we have picked up too many pins and we need help or we need to put a pin down.
We need to come together as a family and talk about what is happening and how we can focus as a family. How can we look out for one another as a family?
I want you to imagine you are a talented juggler. Are you focused? What are you focused on?
What are 3-5 things you are juggling in your life now? (write them down)
What are 3-5 things you should be juggling? (write them down)
Make sure that you and your family are working together to find balance, to help one another, to seek to understand, and love unconditionally.
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