I took pride in being clean and then upped myself to be super clean.
I couldn’t sit a few minutes, I would see small patches of dust here, a leaf floating there, and jump up to clean the spot. Watching a TV program was impossible, my eyes would hover to pick up some corner to clean. When guests visit, I would keep busy getting things arranged and then tidying up.
Life was exhausting. I then made up my mind to slow down. Slowing down was a slow process.
But slow down, we must. It is knowing we need to relax; life is not about rushing through with loads to do and clean.
Let things be, they won’t tidy themselves, but choose to do it in time. Appreciate life and the little untidiness around.
Or should you sometimes tune to a ‘never mind’ mode?
I recently watched a short video where a father carries his little daughter across stores with interesting stuff, shutting her eyes with his palms, for obvious reasons. There was lots of laughter and it did seem funny. But soon, comments began flooding the platform on how incorrect this kind of parenting is, the child would have been better off at home. There was so much chatter and anger around.
Well, the comments made sense. But it seems like nothing goes without a debate. There is always an opinion, an angry retort, a ‘should do’, ‘can’t do’, ‘never do’ rebuttal.
Sometimes, it’s good to lighten up and let opinions and debates rest. Sit back and watch; yes, everything matters, but maybe it’s alright to say ‘never mind’ and relax too.