Secret to Life: Messes and Fresh Perspectives

secret to life

I’ve been out of town for 10 days and came home to find my fridge a complete mess.

No, nothing actually happened to the fridge in those 10 days.  It’s just that after being away from it… I noticed how badly it needed to be cleaned out.

Did the door handles really look like that when I left?  What about that spill on the second shelf?  How did I not notice that?

This happens every time I’m gone for a while – I come home and notice all the things that need to be cleaned up, fixed, or changed… that I’ve just gotten used to.

Not just in my physical space, but in my relationships and emotional life as well.

So what’s the moral here?  Should I be careful not to ignore things that need to be fixed?  Or is it a good thing that I can shut out some messes and problems?  What’s the secret to life that I should be picking up on?

The answer is neither.  And both. And it totally depends.

I’m really glad that my brain can allow some little problems to go unnoticed.
I’m glad that I can focus on what’s most important and not get too caught up in fixing everything that’s out of place.

I’m also glad that I can get a fresh perspective to find out what things I’m not okay with having messy or neglected.  There are some things that I want to be different.  There are some things that warrant having a little extra TLC.  Perhaps a few things need to move to the top of the priority list.

What you want to get “used to” or ignore, is completely up to you and what you want in your life.

What needs to change and what’s “not okay” is totally your choice too.

That’s the real moral here – you get to decide.  You are the one creating your life.

If you haven’t done it in a while, get away.  Take a break from the day-to-day, even if It’s brief.  When you re-enter your life you will have new eyes.  Take everything in and decide what you want.  Decide what can stay on the back burner, and what needs to be front and center.  Make conscious decisions.  Create your life.  Do it with intention.

Have a great day… one thought at a time!

And yes, I DID clean out the fridge 🙂

-Molly Claire