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We scurry about to the office, running errands, taking the kids here and there, attending meetings, posting to social media, etc. On the one hand we don’t have a choice and on the other we think the chaos necessary to be content. They don’t call it the “rat race” for nothing. But does all of it really bring you contentment?
If we were chatting, I might say “Just so you know…”, but when writing I’m more likely to use FYI (For Your Information). Funny how saying the actual words, for your information, sounds snobby but FYI reads friendly and helpful. Okay, so to the point.
I confess I’m a planner. I think I have been all my life, and it seems to be a natural part of my tendency toward organization. I mean, the two go so well together. In my youth it set me apart, not in a superior way, but in a different from most kids my age way.
I have learned some valuable things in life the hard way. One lesson is that often times the best thing for you truly is rest. No matter what your brain or ego says the world will not stop spinning without you, but without rest it might be you that stops. A second lesson is
If you asked residents and vacationers along the U.S. east coast last week if they were calm as hurricane Dorian approached, they might have laughed in your face or cried. It would have been hard to be calm with forecasts of the Category 5 storm approaching your home and community.
Much like staring at a car accident as I drive past, I find myself checking the newsfeed on my computer every morning. I am fully aware that most of what I see will be bad or discouraging news. Yet, here I sit scrolling through the headlines.