“We can be so demanding of what we think will make us happy
that we totally miss what really will.
For today just relax, and let IT find You!”
I like the lessons I learn from rubber bands. Today they remind me of how much time I spend thinking about how I can serve. How can I be useful today? When I’m serving I feel happy. I like to feel happy. I want to matter. Don’t you? Isn’t it a great feeling to know how you are uniquely needed in the world?
Sort of like a rubber band.
Rubber bands are meant to hold things together, to be stretched but not too far, and aimed and released at the right moment at an unsuspecting target.
A rubber band lying around isn’t fulfilling the measure of its creation. Right?
I feel like I’m too busy thinking about being a rubber band. I stared at the quote above when it came through my email from SimpleEncouragement and smiled.
My daughter, Madeleine is having a party for her eleventh birthday tonight. We’re going to tie-dye t-shirts. We need rubber bands to wrap around strategic places on the shirts to create the designs.
So we’ll be in search of rubber bands. Madeleine said that she has rubber bands in her room. Hundreds of them. Unused.
I’m grateful for those rubber bands that are just hanging around relaxing, waiting to be used.
Today we can know that we are needed, wanted, and loved for who we are.
We do have a choice on how we fulfill the measure of our creation. We can’t always be running, searching, doing, and thinking.
Today we can relax. Today we can believe that is the most important thing we can do and resist being busy for the sake of being busy.
We can be available.
We can simply enjoy what it means to be human – our kind of human.
Imagine a day just enjoying who you are, feeling joy, being your own kind of lazy rubber band.
Try it. It’s harder to do than you think. It’s a challenge quieting the mind and finding that still place inside that knows that we are needed and are attracting something or someone that’s searching for us simply by radiating the joy of who we are.