Daily Prompt; Comfort Zone

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What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?

I am weird. I am the one who looks through the new calendars in January. I look to see who’s birthdays fall on what days. When are the holidays?

If I could book my life year to year, I would be quite content. There is a large part of me that finds great comfort in the word routine. Surprises I enjoy if it is my Birthday.

I really believe this is something that God has been trying to teach me for years. I call it getting set in my own ways. He describes it as be ready at all times.

For me not making too much effort in being flexible I am thrown a lot of curve balls. Even a habit has formed from this. I look in the mirror at the reflections I see. Watching my own picture show. Next I pray, then I come to you, my friends for support.

Does this make me stronger or more wimpy? In my opinion it doesn’t make me wimpy. It allows me to grow stronger. I still go to God and you for help and support. But I am always shocked at the new challenges thrown at me more often than not, and I remain standing.

Al has Congested Heart Failure, Parkinson’s Disease and is mentally challenged. If I wasn’t strong I don’t think I would ever consider letting him move back home. With God’s help I can do it along with help of caregivers.

We are much stronger than we give ourselves credit. Look at the man who is crushed under a car. No one around is there to help him. You take quick action and race to save his life. Without thinking you lift the car up and a way from him.

Yes, strength is within us just waiting to come out. But until it is needed we continue to live in our daily comfort zones, well at least I do. Routine is comfortable to me indeed, but I can still stand strong when I need to.

28 thoughts on “Daily Prompt; Comfort Zone

  1. there are hidden strengths in all of us, you are having to show yours more each day and doing a fabulous job at it. facing the ups and downs that come at you from all directions are only making you even stronger and helping you to grow. love and hugs (((xx)))


  2. You are without a doubt one of the strongest women I have ever crossed paths with. Not many people would dedicate their lives and energy to a family member like you have. I hope that you are able to reap some of the rewards in this lifetime. But either way your reward will be great in the next.


  3. I pray for your continued strength. My Mama raised me to believe that we are stronger than we think. We don’t know what we can handle until we are put in a situation. Stay strong and keep on keeping on! You have an amazing blog. I am new to blogging and I really appreciate the pingback. Find your Blessings! I was blessed by your post! Thank you for that! 🙂


  4. We do have more strength in us than we think, as we sometimes think I can’t go on … and we do! It is amazing how far we go. Prayer gives us more strength as my favourite vers says:
    Philippians 4:13. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Praying for you and your strength too Terry!


  5. Terry, we all need a structure to our lives .. young or old .. then if we call it a routine or comfort zone. I love planning when it was about work and my travelling, I’m a bit lost now when there is no structure to my days, because I owe all my time – so I’m a bit all over the place, turn days into nights .. or the other way around *smile – I was very irritated on myself, but now I don’t really care anymore, but a bit lost *smile
    So with your situation you need your comfort – your structure … we plan, and we change those plans …. we give up on them sometime. That’s just how we are as human. Great post again.


  6. In my prayer life I am very routine, but in other areas it’s just a matter of what happens happens. I don’t like life to be rigidly structured. I guess, as in everything, we need a balance and that is often very difficult to arrange.


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