Impossible. There could never be a problem with pockets. I agree. I'm such a fan I wrote a whole blog about the beauty of these magical folds of fabric.
When it comes to wellness, I have discovered that oftentimes I try to live my life in pockets. And that doesn't work.
You know those jewelry organizers? The ones that hang in your closet and every piece of jewelry has a place? No guess work involved. No tangled necklaces or missing earrings. I have one or six, but they are wasted on me because, well, I'm—me. My jewels fall (are thrown) in a drawer—kind of like a pirate's treasure chest. And yes, I get my kicks from untangling and rediscovering all the precious something shiny(s). Fun, right?
Some of you are breaking out in hives at the thought.
Back to the point.
Separating spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental wellness into pockets doesn't work because they are all intertwined into the unique, wonderful, and masterful creation called YOU. In the past I have been discouraged because one or two areas are on point, yet another is out of control. Because I'm on this journey with you, I don't have the answers, but I can tell you where I am in my thought process. Three questions are rolling around in my head like marbles and I'm journaling through them. Join me?
In the meantime, live well (somewhere between a pocket and a pirate's chest) and choose joy.
*This picture has more to do with THESE BABIES are both going to be in high school than the actual topic of the blog. So, excuse this sentimental mama. Note, Zach does have pockets in his cargo pants;)
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.