It’s been a busy couple of months around here. Besides all the hustle and bustle of the end of the school year, there has been a lot of craziness in my life lately, some planned and some not. Over Memorial Day weekend, we took a much-needed family getaway to see Mt. Rushmore.
Upon returning home, we discovered my husband’s elderly aunt had decided to move into an assisted living facility the next weekend and would need our help to move, necessitating many trips to her home nearly 100 miles away. Now that she’s moved we are tasked with cleaning out her home and outbuildings and readying the property for sale, a job that will likely require many more trips.
We just completed our stake youth conference last night and I served again on the planning committee; girls’ camp is just around the corner (I’m in the young women’s presidency, too). As soon as we return from camp, we’ll be traveling to visit our oldest daughter. And in the midst of all this, I’m starting a three-month training program to help me in my career.
Lately, it has seemed that every time I turn around there is something pulling at me in one direction or another.
And then yesterday morning as I stressed about whether to make another trek to the farm to work or to take care of tasks in my own home, I came across this video. And then I also read Elder Uchtdorf’s conference talk that inspired it. And it made me stop and ponder.
Am I doing the things that matter most? Am I actually living my own life or just running here and there, overscheduling and being consumed with busy-ness?
In the words of Elder Uchtdorf, “Let us simplify our lives a little. Let us make the changes necessary to refocus our lives on the sublime beauty of the simple, humble path of Christian discipleship—the path that leads always toward a life of meaning, gladness, and peace. ”
Are you doing the things that matter most?