By Ettie Rutherford
One of the things that Kelley still warns against is the “bright shiny objects syndrome” — the inconsequential that sometimes take us off course. Distractions which might be attractive, but not necessary for our growth. I myself am guilty of striving for things which seem tempting but, after careful thought I realize is not needed for me to achieve my goals.
I now believe that if we focus on the blessings, the knowledge, the strengths, the life that we have, we will find that there is more than enough; and there will be no need to strive for what we do not have.
Too often we are like a person in a rocking chair — keeping in motion, but not getting anywhere, because of a feeling of being busy, which distracts us from putting into action what we should be doing with resources at hand.
So, let us:
1. Be thankful for our blessings. We have a better life than millions.
2. Re-examine our expectations. Separate needs from wants.
3. Assist others who would gladly exchange places with us.
Rocking chair = comfort zone = misguided values.