Ironically since we started homeschooling we are being pulled in so many different directions. There are social,educational, and enriching opportunities each week. This is something I'm working on balancing. It is so hard to decide what is good, better and best. Once decided, it is important to only do the best; there is not time for every good thing.
A friend of mine sent this quote to me today. I think it is great and I'm posting it so I have it in a central location.
May 2002 conference talk by Elder Wirthlin
"I do not know of another period in the history of the world that has been so filled with such a variety of entangling nets. Our lives are so easily filled with appointments, meetings, and tasks. It is so easy to get caught in a multitude of nets that sometimes even a suggestion of breaking free of them can be threatening and even frightening to us.
Brothers and sisters, we can spend a lifetime whirling about at a feverish pace, checking off list after list of things that in the end really don’t matter.
That we do a lot may not be so important. That we focus the energy of our minds, our hearts, and our souls on those things of eternal significance—that is essential.
As the clatter and clamor of life bustle about us, we hear shouting to “come here” and to “go there.” In the midst of the noise and seductive voices that compete for our time and interest, a solitary figure stands on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, calling quietly to us, “Follow me."
Now when I figure out how to do this better I will let you know.