Too Busy to Enjoy Life

Too Busy to Enjoy Life

Do you ever think about how many times per day you say that you are too busy? Too busy to talk on the phone to an old friend, too busy to go to the gym, too busy to hear how your child’s day was at school, or too busy to volunteer? If you find yourself saying this too often, we can miss out on the blessings and miracles of life. I personally used to be guilty of over-committing and never saying no. When I realized that I was not being as productive, I started to plan out my days and I am happy to say that I enjoy on a daily basis the blessings of seeing the sunrise. To have the ability to admire the blue skies each and every morning is a blessing. If that morning it is raining and I do not see the sunrise, I enjoy the raindrops.

I enjoy the blessing of being able to speak to people daily and listen to their stories and concerns. Sometimes a person just needs a listening ear for support. We cannot fix everyone’s problems, but it is amazing how some problems can be corrected by listening to a person and then that person comes up with a solution just from sharing with someone willing to listen.

My favorite thing in life to do is to enjoy the blessing of quiet moments with God. In the stillness and quiet of my home when no one is around except the wind blowing the windchime, I can recharge my batteries for the day. So the next time that you think you are too busy, stop and think about what can you rearrange and spend less time on. Can you schedule things on a calendar and not give yourself more than you can do in a day. There is a feeling of accomplishment when you can check something off your to-do list when you only give yourself what you can do in a day.

Author Rosie Moore

Christmas Countdown Day 7

Today take a moment to reach out to others.  Christmas although a wonderful time of the year for most,  is a very lonely time for others.  Some people may have lost their spouse, gone through a divorce, break up, estranged family members, personal or family battling an illness, or just lonely because they do not have anyone in their life that is close.  These can all be hard times for people during a time that should be a joyous occasion.  Although everyone is busy this time of year,  make it an effort to call and speak to someone that you have not called in a while.  Call someone that can use a cheerful voice and let them know that you are thinking about them.

Take a moment to take a friend out for coffee or tea.

Another way to make someone’s day is to take a moment and join a community activity like a tree lighting ceremony,

Christmas community play, or working volunteer hours at a place that is close to your heart.  The important thing is to reach out to others, everyone needs someone.


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