The past year has not been easy. I’ve been challenged professionally, financially and the most difficult of all – in relationships. I’ve heard the saying before but only now realize it to be true: Our hardest tests are in the areas of our lives that matter the most.
As a programmer, I spend long hours “communicating” with a machine, speaking in code, teaching it to think and make decisions based on human input. Yes for about 40 hours a week, I’m a geek LOL. In programming, there’s a concept called garbage collection. The garbage collector attempts to reclaim “garbage” (memory occupied by objects that are no longer in use by the program). Without gc a program could eventually exhaust all computer memory causing a program to crash.
Why am I saying all this?
Life can often get so busy. Exhausting actually. So much to do, so little time. How much of what occupies our mind (thoughts) and time actually adds value to your life? There’s a profound quote that says: “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can either plant flowers or weeds.” There’s no better thief of ones joy than to fill our minds with worry, stress, fear and negativity.
It may be time to do some garbage collection 🙂
Go green on your life!