There’s something about the change in seasons that makes me want to clean and redecorate. I find myself longing for beauty and order so I start cleaning, rearranging and “simplifying”.
I have always tended towards looking for new ways to do things. A “better” way and while I can see the value in “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” I just can’t help myself sometimes. I am annoying like that.
I keep thinking how this relates to the spiritual life, to life in general I should say since I don’t think our lives should be compartmentalized.
Turning away from sin, repenting, confession, it’s all about a fresh start. What can hold us back from seeking it can be something as simple as being comfortable where we are. Yes, even in sin because although it rubs at us we can become very adept at ignoring that rub, living with the status quo and not taking the steps to make a change.
God save me from becoming too comfortable. I know my penchant for change is annoying but I also think it’s how God made me and I have to thank Him for it because it motivates me to change when I really do need it. That isn’t to say it’s how I think everyone should be. I think a lot of it is a personality thing and I hate to pinhole anyone into my own ideal. It’s precisely the differences in us that makes us all so interesting . . . or annoying, depending on how you look at it.
Of course annoyances are usually just things that are different from our personal preference. There are plenty of real things to bothered about for sure but I have found that other’s people “quirks” don’t really qualify. Not that I am terribly good at practicing that, but I do keep trying.
Speaking of quirks, you’ve probably noticed that I changed my blog design again. To be fair it was part of my online store re-do that had to happen because my current shopping cart was just not working well. I am so hoping the new one will be better. The store isn’t quite ready yet though as I’m still working out the kinks over there. Which also means I need to work out some kinks in my neck and back from sitting too long at my computer. I have more to do but the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day so for now I’m going outside to enjoy it!
FYI if you are wondering, the downloads and tutorials from the old sidebar are in the dropdown menu at the top now –under Archives.