As many of you know I spent the first half of my life moving…a lot. So sometimes I have the urge to move the furniture around just to get a different perspective on things. Since I didn’t have a lot planned for this weekend I did just that! I didn’t move much, just a few book shelves, but it made enough of a difference that Gary noticed as soon as he came home.
Sometimes it’s good to “move the furniture” in our minds as well. We are all guilty of sticking with an idea or habit or path out of pride or stubbornness. However, “that’s the way I’ve always done it” isn’t a valid reason for continuing something. I’m as prone as anyone to be set in my ways. You know I’m not the most enthusiastic person about new ideas and new gadgets and new procedures. But I usually see the light if there is one and I persevere through transitions. I may not be flexible, but maybe I’m bendable if necessary.
A couple of people have presented some new ideas to me recently and they deserve consideration. A few new challenges have made me adjust several of my teaching methods. Some changes in our family dynamics have caused me to think more seriously about how the next few years will impact those I love. And a comment by my father has me thinking about planning something totally different for next year’s vacation. So…moving a little furniture here and there. I don’t want to just stick with the familiar and mindlessly go about my business if there is a more thoughtful, creative way to live my life.