Saturday, October 27, 2012

Step by Step

Life.

Oh what a journey it is. Wouldn't you agree?

Sometimes all I can think about is making sure I put one step in front of the other. It doesn't always mean I'm having a difficult season (as we all know, those definitely happen) but it could simply mean I become distracted by so much goodness.

I'm reminded of the kids in my class. This past week we moved to a new classroom. So we experienced five days of feeling unsettled. Furniture was being moved, toys that belonged to a different group were now in our room, teachers feeling a little bit lost and the feeling of change. It's hard. And at such a young age, these kiddos were dealing it with the way they knew how. Only five years experience on this earth... four for some. That's not very long. And those are years that are very sheltered. They don't watch the news. They haven't had to pay bills. Everything is so new. We forget that as adults. It's easy to ask, "Why are you doing this? Why do you think that is okay? Focus!"  But they don't know. They will learn. But they don't know.
So I'm reminded of these kids in how I am, at times, with life. I get so distracted. I don't understand what is happening so I deal with it the best way I know how. Sometimes I need that simple reminder: One step at a time, Melissa. Breathe. And one step at a time. Sometimes I need two hands placed on each side of my face to help turn me forward. One step at a time. Left foot, right foot. Focus.


Birds and the hot air balloon draw in some symbolism for this layout, as well as, the keyhole. Have you ever seen a flock of birds flying, quite rapidly, to and fro? It looks chaotic but those birds know exactly what they are doing. Well... sometimes I feel like that rapid to and fro... but I don't always know exactly what I'm doing! Haha! 


Do I dare unlock that door? Keep walking. Stay focused. Try it and see what happens. You never know what amazing things can happen along this journey. 


This kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out is breathtaking. I loved recording my journey from so many different perspectives. So therapeutic!

Come join us! There are challenges to stimulate your creativity. 

Oh... and how about a sneak peek for October's kit??? 

Mindfulness - Coming November 1st




1 comment:

SiskiyouSue said...

One of the things I love about teaching is how much I learn from my students. I am constantly amazed at how much they know and how well they handle things after such a short time. Every single one of them is a miracle.