Monday, December 30, 2013

"People are like bicycles.  They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving." -Albert Einstein (in a letter to his son Eduard-february 5, 1930)

Whenever i let laziness, fear, stubbornness, silly distractions, or whatever it might be, slow me down that's when i notice life getting out of balance.  That's when i notice my children unraveling the house. That's when i notice a day go by without pausing to kneel in prayer.  That's when i notice feelings of being overwhelmed creeping in or being cranky and cross for no reason...but once i just start "pedaling" again life gains it's momentum and happy balance.  Usually it is service that starts the momentum up again...whether that is service to my children like reading with them or helping them clean their room, service to my husband like making a nice meal, service to a neighbor like bringing in their trash cans, service in the church like fulfilling my calling with the cub scouts or serving in the temple....or even just something as small as smiling at our renters and saying a quick "hello" as they come back from a long day on campus.  Service usually jumpstarts me into pedaling again.

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