What Keeps You Up at Night?
“Softly the evening came.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Coming off of a very intense three weeks, someone asked me “what keeps you up at night?” Years ago, my mind would have lept immediately to work – the drama, the politics, the what happens if someone does this or says that. This time it didn’t.
What keeps me up at night? My parents health, my nieces’ and nephew’s future, friends struggling with challenges. Am I enjoying each day surrounded by people who make my life more complete? These are the thoughts and questions that keep me up at night. And once a in a while, work jumps in there.
Perhaps the more important question is, “What keeps you moving through your day?” I don’t need anymore sleepless nights – I’ve already contributed many through the years. I need days where I am very awake to what is right in front of me with gratitude. And as the evening comes softly to rest easy, content with my contribution to the day.