On Your Plate

When you move, it is like your plate gets flipped. It’s messy.

It is important to grieve the things that were lost off your plate.

It is also important start over and put new things on your plate.

Divide a paper plate into three parts. Reflected on your losses, write down something you miss about where you moved from. It is healing to acknowledge and grieve those things but to also realize that they must be let go. Just like food that falls from the plate, the 3 second rule doesn’t apply here, let it go and start over.

There is opportunity and space for new things after a move. Embrace the break from all the things you had piled on your plate before your move. Finally finish that project or organize. Don’t rush to fill your plate back up again; sample some things first. Try something you’ve never done before; if you fill your plate with too many similar things from your last move then comparison may leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

A new plate means you can do new things and also BE new things. Sum it up with one word, chew on it, and let it nourish you to become a better you. Be More “_____”. Be more adventurous, more in the moment, more gracious, more open, more grateful, more centered, more intentional, more courageous, or whatever you want to become more of. Transforming yourself is more beneficial than merely giving yourself more to do.





Published by Jesse Prentiss

9 Moves through 5 states in 20 years. Unpacking what God is teaching me about how HOME is not where you live but what lives with in.

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