Friday, March 4, 2011

Growth is the Point

The past week or so I've been anticipating moving Jude into his room at night by having him nap there in the daytime. Last night he was having tummy trouble or something and cried something awful for 45 minutes.  When he finally calmed down, I wanted to make sure he slept well so I put him in his room.  He slept very well there and is currently working on a 3 hour nap there as well.  I'm thinking he really likes his crib.  And that's a good thing. :)

But I was a little sad to think about moving the Pack N Play out of our room and Jude not sleeping 3 feet away anymore.  It's a time in his life we'll never have back.  But as I was thinking about that this morning it occurred to me - that's what he's supposed to do.  Staying in one stage forever isn't good and not the point. The point is for him to grow! And don't we do that spiritually sometimes? Whether it makes us feel really good or just is a comfortable spot, it is easy to stand still.  But that's never the point of life.  Growth is the point. To mourn the past or try to stay in one place is foolish and won't be fulfilling.  Inch-by-inch, moment-by-moment, we have opportunities to grow wiser, fill a role a little bit better and lead a positive life that much more.

This weekend, let's not waist time looking back or refusing to move.  As Spring is upon us, consider what beauty you can bring to your corner of the world. :)

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