How Can I Do THAT?!

It is much too much.  Absolutely unreasonable.  I can’t do it all.  Be perfectly beautiful, dressed a certain way.  Exercise daily.  Eating all of this and none of that.  House sparkly clean.  Just vacuumed.  And mopped.  All the laundry clean and ironed.  A gormet dinner, healthy and cheap on the budget, simmering in the oven and on the stove.  One everyone likes.  The house stocked with random, healthy, snacks.  Ones that everyone likes.  Even the ones that my family does not eat, in case of visitors.  New clothes hanging in the closet.  Designer.  New car.  Attention grabber.  Just run through the carwash.  Don’t forget to read the Bible.  Check that off the list.  The account balanced.  Under budget.  Setting money aside for savings.  And college.  And a rainy day.  Walk the dog.  Feed the cat.  Clean out the fishbowl.  Lunch with friends.  Social calls.  Texting.  Playdate with a new and with an old.  Keep the friendships growing and developing.  Read a book, remember what it says.  I am quite sure I am forgetting something.

Wake up.  Do it all again.

How can I do all of that? Oh, I can’t.  Deep breath in then out.  Jesus, What do you have planned for me today?

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56 thoughts on “How Can I Do THAT?!

  1. Indeed, Life is full of distractions. I am convinced that illness and yes, suffering, are manifested in us by God to get our attention; cause us to pause, evaluate our priorities in life… And then adjust them to reflect His will and personal plan for each of us. I find sharing quotes (and music) to be incredible learning tools that lend insight into our lives and minds. Here you go: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need” – Mick Jagger

    Be well.
    – Michael

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  2. I think we try too hard and set unreasonable and unreachable goals in our lives. In doing so we are missing the little things that mean so much. The work will not always get done, but there is only one thing needful and it costs nothing. Have a great day. You are awesome!

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  3. One of the blessings of the stroke is most of the time I can’t remember to do all that! I did turn the crock pot on low, as per the note my wife left me. The rest I do as I see it needs done if I am able And call it good. At least you are better looking than me, for which you can thank God.

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  4. I could feel the anxiety building as I read through this and was relieved near the end. Great ending! No one can do it all. I used to think they were all “had to’s” (hence, the burn out), but one day I realized they were really just meant to be “goals”. Even then, we need to just do our best and then let the rest go. We are only human! We NEED rest and self acceptance too. May you be blessed with loads of it and all the joys your heart can contain. Hugs to you, friend.

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  5. Dearest Angel have you tried Colloridal Silver, Apricot seeds or Noni juice? All have proven to kill the virus called Cancer. Many Natural paths say it is mearly a yeast infection. Keep researching as you try these alternatives for these do work. Apricot seeds must come from a non GMO Apricot. Noni is the cure that has long been used in South America and in other Countries. You can get these from you local Health Food store. Yes these are food and from Gods Farmacy. Colloridal Silver is a must have. It comes from pure 99.9% Silver. It is so powerful that it can kill Ebola, Mersa, and a host of viral infections.
    I am not a Doctor (thank God) but a Minister of Gods Love. My mission is to awaken God’s Children to who they are and to live from the Heart. Stop judgment of others, Forgive others and even yourself. We were Not born of Sin. This is the lie that was used to control us. Have faith in your own Divinity and Heal yourself. You are the one that has the power to do that. I send to you a Rainbow of Healing Light to surround you and protect you and help you to heal. Be blessed.

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      • Dearest sweet Angel Caroline, I lost too many dear ones to Cancer and became an avid seeker of true healthy living.
        I will be posting a very informative video up (soon as I get to WiFi) which will recap what I told you. There are many others videos and books. I am glad that you seek truth. Big Pharma has been poisoning people for decades and people line up for the deceptive promices which do not provide cures, rather more complications where as the legal Drug Pushers can then brainwash the innocent and desperate victim into more toxic snake oil treatments designed to wreck the immune systems. They only make money from you if you are sick. They milk your Insurance as long as they can, when the Insurance iss tapped then they send the poor victims home with the famous story, get your affairs in order and provide you with your expiration date. If people believe these words (a spell) then they will meet the fate they have been fed.
        Never give your power over to anyone!
        Knowledge is power.
        Share your success with others and we shall break the shackles.
        Be blessed always

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  6. Isn’t it great that we need not do what others require of us, just what our loving heavenly Father gives us to do !! It takes so much of the stress out of living… and gives us time to dance in the rain with our children – and enjoy it!! 🙂

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  7. Very well said (or written). Your words carry a very powerful message, and within the message, encouragement and assurance from God. That He will be there when we need Him. Thank-you, it really came at a great time. Thanks again.

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  8. I absolutely loved this! We cannot do it all. How much easier it is to cast our cares upon the Lord, seek God, and allow him to order our footsteps. This sums it up and is my absolute favorite, “Jesus, What do you have planned for me today?” Thank you for sharing.

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  9. That’s one of the finalities of religion and the one which makes men weak when it comes to perfect himself since “there’s no need to pursue perfection or self-improvement or be successful”. No life changing volitions, just being static seems fine since Jesus, Maria or God become a socially-accepted excuse to handle all our failures and lack of achievements.

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      • Thank for your response and sorry for my English mistakes in my last comment. Just read it again and noticed some mistakes in my writing.

        Well, becoming a perfect human having all skills optimized is something impossible to keep our whole lives. But it is just some ideal to follow and give a rational meaning to our lives while we are alive.

        The same way Christian people may have Jesus lifestyle as an ideal but even that ideal is impossible to follow or keep their whole lives. But if we take away the word “faith” it is just some ideal in which they take away some desires and wills in order to try not harming others and feeling happiness for something that may come after they die.

        Of course, I’m not atheist. I went to a Catholic school and took Theology courses during my first year of college to learn more about the Bible but in a point of my life I started changing my mind a bit and not wanting to be labeled by people outside the Christian enviroment, so yeah I experienced many good and bad things here and there in the “outside world”

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        • I am completely with you about being frustrated with the lazy people. (i think you are) i, in no way, meant for my post to be the excuse to not work hard. in fact, i believe that i, and followers of Christ, are called to MORE. in fact, Jesus tell us to be perfect as he was perfect. ummm. impossible. that is the point. and the point is to give everything. we are called to something higher. i want to not only work hard, i want to accomplish great things. i want to not only talk about good stuff, i want to literally feed the hungry, be a friend to the friendless….i want to be mother Teresa. i am SO FAR away from my goals, but those are my goals. So, when i give my list of all good things, they are not my end goal. it is great to have a clean home (and trust me, it is a bit of an obsession for me) but it is BETTER for me to spend time with my daughter. It is a great thing to work out, to have a nice car….yada yada, my list, but that is not always the BEST thing. No human can do it all, so, while there is a lot of good, what am I supposed to be doing within this day? Does that make sense? I love to chat about it, but i don’t want to go overboard. hope you have a great day friend!

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  10. This is a very thought-provoking prompt, Caroline, in line with so many of your beautifully shared words. I have spent many years trying to be “perfect.” I haven’t achieved that state as I falsely understood it could even be attained. This is a good thing because the pursuit was leading me in the wrong direction-distracting me from the steps leading to a truly meaningful life. Throughout my life I have foolishly given judgment of my self worth over to some people who used it for power and control over me-sometimes they were significant others, sometimes role models. I relinquished God’s special plan for me by following a plan constructed by myself; plans I thought were better and in line with what I thought I “needed” or “deserved” in life. Often I carried out these plans with great enthusiasm only to hit a wall, empty-handed and heartbroken. It is only recently that I am able to accept that God has a plan for my life. I am who I need to be in His eyes. I am blessed in many truly meaningful ways. Every time I allow myself to have a gentle moment, when I quiet the rushing traffic in my mind, when I listen with my soul, I am touched with serenity, understanding, and love.
    I smile to myself thinking, “It’s so simple, why did I make it so complicated?”
    Enjoy the beauty of the moment in God’s love-

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  11. Maybe my wording is a bit different,but i was told to put everything at his feet,and he will be there for you.Not once has he let me down,sure i might not have gotten the exact answer or item or prayer i wanted,but in the end,there were reasons i saw a bit latter. I have very little family,I’m a widow and both parents gone.Ive been a widow twice by age 45.People can be so cruel,with the stereotypical sayings. If they only knew the background stories. But without our Lord,i would accomplish nothing and wonder. My biggest prayer is to have friends,he has given me some wonderful friends, Its just a tad lonley,this time of year.I’m far from perfect never will be,and have flaws,but i’m loyal. I’m glad i read your post lifted my spirits,its not all so bad.

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  12. Thank you for the reminder to prioritize our hearts and our spirits. There is such a cult of busy-ness, it seems, nowadays, everyone competing to the busiest, the most overworked, the most sleep-deprived, even! Your post is lovely reminder to take the time to just stop and be grateful. Thanks!

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  13. I’ve given up trying to do it all. I’ve learned to be happy with doing what I can, when I can.
    My house is not sparkling, it’s well lived in.
    Sometimes a prepared meal from Costco hits just the right spot.
    So my dog is a little shaggy, winter’s coming, she needs the coat.
    But my kids are well loved, and my husband comes home to a family we created together.
    Life is beautiful. Yes. 🙂

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