ARE YOU TOO BUSY?
“Life is busy. There are daily concerns and obligations that have to be met, and to take time to think about how precious and special a human life is that you only get one, and that every wasted minute is lost. You can’t get it back.”
How often do you ask someone how they are, and they respond with the words “Very busy!”? That’s just the way life seems to be. Most of us are trying to cram too much into our lives. Each day has:
- 24 hours
- 1,440 minutes or
- 86,400 seconds
We overschedule ourselves and our children. Often, we feel like hamsters on a wheel that never stops.
Do you remember how much you looked forward to the last day of school when you were a child? Summer seemed endless. It’s a shame that we don’t tend to think the same way as adults.
Take some time to reflect this summer–as you relax and enjoy the warm temperatures.
- Omid Safi provides his perspective on The Disease of Being Busy.
- Raised Good offers some interesting ideas in Simplifying Childhood.
Think about what you can do differently, so that your family’s schedule isn’t as chaotic in the fall.
How do you plan to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial on July 1, 2017! Our neighbourhood is planning a get-together on Canada Day. I can’t wait to see everything decked out in red and white!
Schedule some time in your calendar to celebrate with the rest of the country.
Remember Simon & Garfunkel’s lyrics, “Slow down, you move too fast …”
Get started and turn over another leaf!
Until next month,