My life is like a pie, and if I could choose my favorite it would be cherry, apple, coconut cream, or lemon meringue.
But here’s the hard part. When I slice my pie into sections, should I make each slice equal?
Should some be larger and some smaller?
I’m a writer, mom, wife, employee, speaker, friend, golfer, pickleball player (yes, that’s new!), reader, house cleaner, checkbook keeper, teacher, grandmother and great-grandmother (yup, Aubree is two already!).
Is it even possible to make the slices equal? I just turned 60 and took a look at my life. There were times when raising children took a HUGE piece of my pie. Then there were times when I was getting a business off the ground with my second husband and we worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
But what about finding a slice of time to exercise? To read and relax? To enjoy coffee with a friend? I have to re-slice my pie all the time. Maybe you do too? Your pie today may include taking care of a parent, working 40 or more hours a week, having a baby, moving into a home or apartment. Down the road it might be something different.
God wants us to take what he gives us and make the best of it and I do believe that means keeping our minds and hearts open to where he wants us to go and what he wants us to do.
My pie slices look a lot like this right now:
a big piece for teaching workshops at upcoming conferences, another big piece for revising the balance of my novel to get it to my agent soon, and smaller pieces for all the other things going on in my life. Sometimes I re-slice monthly or weekly. Sometimes I wake up and have a day all planned and then something comes along and I spend hours doing something else. Ever have that happen to you?
What are you slicing your pie into these days?
No matter how you slice it, most of all, enjoy your pie. Relish each bite of every big piece and every little piece. God wants it that way.
Hugs to you,