This week’s character trait is flexibility. How flexible are you? I chose the character word for this week more than 3 months ago. Is this appropriate or what? (Sometimes I think God just likes to mess with me.)
Here in the US, these last two weeks have really tested our ability to be flexible, haven’t they? And it looks like we are in for more of the same for the next month or more. It’s hard to be isolated when it’s for our own good and for those we love. We’ve watched the rest of the world dealing with their own ability to be flexible. Life has thrown us a whopper of a curve.
But Americans are troopers. We’re able to adapt to changing plans as situations emerge. We are a determined group. This is America, after all. When we set our minds to it, we can do anything. We can beat this, if we are willing to be flexible. We may bend, but we won’t break. We’ll survive.
Being flexible means that you are willing to change your plans for the benefit of others. To be flexible, you listen to the advice given to you. You adapt to the changes and you act on them.
Our whole lives have been about changing and growing, moving and adapting. We should never stay the same. That’s flexibility. Each stage of our lives is different. We grow from babies to teens to young adults to parents to grandparents. Life is always changing. We have to be flexible.
In these scary times, other people are watching how flexible we are, how willing we are to change our habits for the good of others. Our children learn from us about flexibility in the face of uncertainty and possible danger. They learn from us how to care about the welfare of others by whether or not we think it’s important to stay in our homes. The rest of the world is watching as well. So many countries look to the US because we already have so much.
The more you care about the people of this world, instead of the things, the more flexible you are. What is important to you? How flexible are you?
“For wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also”. —Luke 12:34
There’s no time like the present to make some changes in our lives-to learn a little flexibility. Here’s the flexibility worksheet to help you. It takes 21 days to form new habits. How could you incorporate more flexibility into your life? Schedule it in your planner. Let’s get started.
Stay healthy. God bless–Barb