Friday, December 4, 2009

"Cuz every little thing....is gonna be alright...."

Here is what Phill tells me when I cry like I did last night, discouraged to the point of distraction:

One thing at a time.

He says it gently, with kindness in his eyes, and his hand going through my hair, and it works like a charm. Takes me from 10 to 1 in no time, every time.

So today, I am addressing one thing at a time. Right now, I am thinking about the distractions I have (cleaning house, running errands, paying bills) and the distractions I give myself (the computer.....the computer. THE COMPUTER). And I realize that much of the stretched-too-thin feelings I have could be dissipated if I focused on what needed to be done--when it needed to be done. Free myself from distraction, from the things that tend to get me feeling like I am unavailable.

So, sweet friends, today I am not going to look at Google Reader, Facebook, or my email until my children are in bed.

Maybe I'll be really extreme and even turn off the computer.



4 comments:

Shay Shay said...

I love that idea! i love you Rae!

Qait said...

It's hard, isn't it?
I turn off the monitor and sound pretty much every time I get up. It makes the computer less "there," less distracting.
I love you!

Cynthia said...

I like how you got on the COMPUTER to write this. :) Hehe... But I have the same problem...

Liz said...

Gentle Phill--treasure that about him, that he would be that way when you need it . .. I know you already do treasure that, but still, I had to say it , I guess . . . I treasure it too, for you.