Suddenly it occurs to me, while watching the Karate Kid...
Mr. Miyagi was right.
"Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?"
But where can I learn balance? I think I'm getting too old to learn new tricks. haha
"No offense, Mr. Miyaji, but I don't think you understand my problem..."
Last spring, I didn't let B invite his friend over because the house was such a wreck.
Today it occurs to me, it is almost a year later, and the house is still a wreck.
Yard is embarrassing.
Dishes sit while homework gets done.
Even the car is disgusting.
"Wax on... wax off. Wax on... wax off."
So much to be done.
And people in this house want groceries and better meals.
And clean clothes.
And to have friends over.
But, I just can't balance it all.
"What'sa matter, you some kind of coward or something?"
And selfishly, I want quiet time.
Work out time.
But, I'm starting not to care.
"I tell you what Miyagi think! I think you *dance around* too much! I think you *talk* too much! I think you not concentrate enough! Lots of work to be done!"Mr. Miyagi is probably right.
I closed out one of my grandmother's accounts today. Cried at the counter.
I have several friends with very sick children and family members right now.
I have several friends with serious medical issues right now.
"Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?"My worries are NOTHING. nothing. seriously, nothing.
"Go, find balance."