That’s anything. What To Do When Anything Is Over.
Hey! Got enough to do in your life?
We’ve all experienced the end of something, a certain period of time ends.
Good or bad. It’s over. Your attention has been taken up with certain activities or issues, good or bad or “indifferent,” but then it comes to an end. And we find that Life still goes on.
We can choose whether we go on, too. Or not.
But eventually we have some biological urge to get on with things. To “move on,” we say.
How do we get started . . . again?
What’s needed for a restart?
Well, if it’s “company,” overnight, out-of-state company, there is much preparation, then you oversee the “company,” and then they leave.
Cooper was here!!! My grandson from the High Sierras. Here he is wearing the sweater I made him.
(Modeling the sweater. Being goofy.) It’s the one with the red cardinal tweeting out the word “Joie!” Glad it fits him.
It was a wonderful rather surprise visit from Daughter and Cooper. Lots of fun – I might blog our activities soon. Constant activity, fun, laughter, noise. Sure kept me busy for this past week.
And then it was over.
But more serious things, bad things can happen too. And then they will over too. Things will work out one way or the other, and then you clean up the loose ends: Clean the house; clean up the leftovers; clean the carpeting (sometimes necessary!) ; clean up the toys and all the other objects that have left out or moved around; clean the car . . .
Oh, yes, the car —
These photos today are from inside my car, inside a car wash.
They wave you on in, and somehow, if you follow their wiggling fingers, right or left, then your tires connect to something — and you’re committed.
It’s going to be messy, loud, wobbly, bewildering, but you know it’s all for the scrubbing and the rubbing and the cleaning.
Why all this? because after having company, you clean. After some issue in your life is over, there is “cleaning” to do. After some period of time is ended, before you can go on effectively, you must clean up the debris: organize your thoughts, remember, reflect, learn, discard certain moments and erroneous interpretations, learn anything you can from the experience. . .
. . . . That’s the physical and the mental, and then if you’re human, clean up the spiritual aspect: give thanks, give thanks for the people you know, the ones you’ve just dealt with; forgive yourself; forgive any others, go to confession, if you must; and commend everything you can think of to God’s care.
Then relax! It’s over.
It’s your turn to leave that period of self-reflection and restoration. This is how you grow! Life is a series of moments that are Teaching Stations. You experience, hopefully fearlessly facing the challenge, and then it’s over.
It’s behind you. Time to resume your life, living in each present moment as it comes.
I drove away and put that red-roofed Car Wash behind me . . . Always remembering that newly beautiful blue car in the review mirror, ready to go !
Ugh! I’m still cleaning up.
There’s always so much to do!