Wednesday, April 08, 2009

One thing that doesn't freak me out...but should

Ya'll, I've been wracking my brain to come up with ten things that don't freak me out but should. Go ahead, try it. It's not an easy thing. It's like saying "what in my life or my family's life don't I care about, but should?"

Tap, tap, tap...



I couldn't think of anything. Does this mean I'm missing something? Am I coasting through my life neglecting something I should be doing (except cleaning my kitchen floor, and I'm getting over that)?

Truth is, I think this little exercise is telling me I have a pretty healthy freaking-out meter. Also, maybe"freaking out" over things in general, even worthy things, isn't a smart thing after all.

Taking care. Showing concern. Giving attention. Maybe those are more accurate than freaking out. And I think I show a good amount of all of those things in my life.

Except one painfully obvious area: my own health. I am definitely not showing enough care, concern or attention in that regard. Every time I tried to think about things around me that were getting neglected, the only thing I could think of was me. And that's no one's fault but my own. Not my kids, not my husband, not my responsibilities (which I have chosen, by the way). Mine and mine alone.

So there's my list of one.

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