Thank you to everyone who checked on me to see if I am okay. I apologize for not writing these past two weeks.
Sometimes life gets crazy and our priorities become skewed. My wife and I kept our grandkids (ages 1 and 3) for a week and we were completely consumed by their high needs. We jettisoned everything imaginable to absorb this extra complexity into our lives. We encountered a level of exhaustion that we’ve long ago forgotten about.
When something like that happens to your life (or worse events like coping with a long-term health, relationship, or career crisis), can you adjust your priorities accordingly? When taking care of grandkids, the blog post falls way down the list of “important things to do”.
It’s like triage in an emergency room – what really needs your attention?
- In a financial crisis, we have to keep paying our bills. But, we can adjust our discretionary spending.
- In a marriage crisis, we have to find a way to mend and repair the broken relationship. But the paint project can be delayed for weeks or months.
- In a health crisis, we have to keep working and protect our income. But, we can put our career on the back burner and serve our family first.
Thanks for listening.