"Am I drifting? Am I focused?-Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic
Either answer is fine, just so long as I'm aware."
This cute little plate hangs on her wall, a reminder to focus. Or not to focus.
Not to drift, unless the drifting is intentional. And, sometimes, we do drift. Time off. Time to back away and take a long look at where we are headed. Time to think. Retreat. Time to wonder. Time to enjoy.
Or, time to focus and dip in the oars and steer a straight path, the goal in clear view.
Intentional. A choice.
I copied this from one of Rachel's books, years ago - don't remember which one - and had it for a long time on my bulletin board, a reminder to me, to be intentional with my choices.
Some days are good for time with the kids, time to putter, time to relax and think. Other days are good for a full schedule of productivity, the lists checked off in my planner. As long as the choice is made with intent.
The key word, I think, is aware. Awake to the myriad of choices we can make in any given day. Conscious. Mindful of the actions we choose, or do not choose. Aware. And to make those choices with a heart of gratefulness.