I just heard through some of my relatives on Facebook that we are supposed to get more snow in New York this Friday! Since Friday is April 1, I thought that surely they were just fooling. But the forecast is true. We may get snow in spring.
So, although I’m ready to put my winter coat away, I am going to keep it out for just a little bit longer – just in case. It made me think of how easy it is to get lost in the moment – in this case, the beautiful sunny weather – and leave ourselves vulnerable to the unexpected elements. I think the same could be said for our mental and spiritual lives.
Earlier this week, for example, I took a day off to do some chores around the house that I have neglected for a while. Things like washing the curtains and blinds, and finishing a huge pile of laundry. I knew that the next few weekends would be jam packed with events, and wanted to get to those chores while I could before life became too hectic.
While I may be cognizant of the weather and a busy schedule, sometimes I feel unprepared spiritually to handle certain challenges that come up in life. I know that this is one area that I need to work on.
What about you? Do you have any suggestions for how to bolster your spiritual life up?