Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mutter, whine, sneak peek

I'm kinda up to my eyeballs in stuff to do -- it's all good stuff, all related to what I want to be doing with my life, but of course, all at once. When this kind of thing happens, rather than thank my stars for having so many wonderful opportunities, I resort to the trademark "mutter and whine" routine.

First I'll whine about how much there is to do, and how overwhelmed I am, and how I don't think I can handle it.

Then, when I don't find a sympathetic audience in Bren, I'll turn to the most sympathetic audience I know: me! Cue the crazy-guy muttering wheel: "I don't know how in the world I'm going to finish everything in time..." or "I'll NEVER finish everything in time"... or, worst of all, "Ugh, this blows".


As gently as he can, Bren's been reminding me to take joy in the fact that my plate is full with so many blessed opportunities, that when I feel overwhelmed, that moment is a great opportunity to take a deep breath, get really quiet, whisper a prayer of strength, surrender and peace to my Father, and then dive back into it with gusto and focus. The other morning, my reading included this little gem from Psalm 61:

"From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

I'll be doing that today -- I'm shopping and prepping for another Good Bite shoot (wheeee!) tomorrow, cleaning up the kitchen so that I look like a put-together cook (ha!), doing my nails (um, for the afore-mentioned fakery reason)... oh and, oh yeah, EDITING the season-3 opener of Aarti Paarti!


So rather than invite another back spasm, I'm going to try letting go, looking up and cracking a smile today. I'll let you know if it helps!

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at what to expect from the show... thanks Kat for the photo and the excellent company!




Lonely Foodie said...

I have missed aarti paarti so, so much, I have literally been counting the days. Glad that good things are happening, even if they are stressors.

bodaat said...

Being aware is the first step. :) Go forth and conquer!

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