Keep doing what works
In all your efforts to create momentum, don’t undermine it when it happens—when joy, well being, progress, and peace are here, visiting your family and home, enjoy them!
If life, learning, and love are setting up shop in your living room, keep going!
Follow my mantra: “Status quo, baby!”
You get points for nothing more than getting up in the morning and doing what you’ve been doing.
It’s easy to be seduced by the fawning of fans over a program you don’t use and its rainbow of promises.
Sometimes your need to create chaos so you have something hard to work on will override and undermine the pleasure and peace you’ve recently achieved. Don’t do it! Stay the course.
Make peace with the peace. That’s the sound of your life working.
Ease and comfort are good for all of you.
Don’t worry, either. It won’t last. Before you know it, another problem will crash your gates so you can sink your teeth into worry once again.
For now, though, relax. Breathe deeply. Appreciate the happy little humans underfoot. Be glad you don’t have to spend more money or learn a new product. Enjoy the workable plan you’ve massaged into being.
“Status quo, baby.”
Sometimes the status quo IS the radical choice for well being. Embrace it. Love it. Live it.
Cross-posted on facebook.
Image by Brave Writer mom Kristen from Teaching Stars (cc)
Well said….I finally figured out that same thing after homeschooling for 14 years and graduating my oldest last year….I like how you pinpointed that nebulous idea “your need to create chaos so you have something hard to work on”. I could never quite put that into words, but that’s exactly it! I finally learned to stop jumping on every new curriculum bandwagon, realizing that other homeschoolers would look at me (with whatever curriculum I was using) and think the same of me that I would think of them….that theirs was obviously better because it was something other than what I was using.
It reminds me of what the New Testament says in Acts 17:21 “All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.” That has been so ingrained into our heads, throughout our schooling and bombardment with advertising since we ourselves were little that “newer is better” and “whatever you are doing is not good enough, since there is new and improved out there”.