Living In The In-Between

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.
— Fred Rogers

You may have noticed that it's been nearly a month since my last post. In the last few weeks we have decided to sell our house and have been working hard to get it ready. It has been stressful, to say the least. 

Most of the stress of this move, like any big change, derives from having so many unanswered questions. Nothing is certain and so much remains unknown.

I have been coming face to face with my own response to this kind of stress and am noticing I tend to respond in one of three ways: I either get frustrated and impatient, or hyperactive and busy, or I become overwhelmed and completely shut down. 

It's hard to live in that in-between place. 

But the truth is we all live in that in-between place all the time. We never know from one moment to the next what will happen with absolute certainty. Although we can make plans and set goals, and it's important to do that, all any of us can really do is live one moment at a time.

So today I will do my best to bring more patience, peace, and loving action to the uncertainty of my life, knowing that this day is not so very unlike any other day. I can still choose to make the most of each moment, even in the in-between.