Is the car coming down?
Or is it going up?
I thought about that this morning while I looked at my list of things that have to get done yesterday. Instead of letting myself feel like I was heading down the spiral to never-getting-anything-done-so-just-duck-and-cover, I realized I could look at this picture in a different way.
Going up, even with a huge list, can be exhilarating in the same way Ferris wheels and roller coasters are. Instead of panicking, enjoy the ride, because it means you're going somewhere! You're here, you're present, you have thing to offer and say and do. Tackle your list one bite at a time. Take joy in marking out things that you finish. Above all, though, enjoy the ride, because it's means you're not bored.
Now get your hands inside the car at all times and buckle your seat belt. It might get bumpy and a little scary, but it's worth the ride.
(All photos taken on our vacation to Chicago.)
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking here. She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book Bead Soup.
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