Saturday, March 14, 2009

How Did I Get So B.U.S.Y?

I went to the Christian bookstore yesterday to get a birthday present for a friend's daughter. While I was there, I found a copy of the book "How Did I Get So Busy?" OH YEAH! I can relate. I grabbed it off the shelf, and tucked it under my arm. It was one of those things that reminded me of a guy I knew in college. He say "If you have to ask, you can't afford it". Didn't matter what this cost, it was coming home with me!

It's subtitle grabbed me and wouldn't let me go: "The 28-day plan to free your time, reclaim your schedule, and reconnect with what matters most". Sign me up. I'm there!

Flipping through it, it looks like a book I'll like - a few pages to read (every day for 28 days), checklists, 5 minute journal question and a minute meditation. I can do that.

I've already got the mental checklist of things that need to go - from my house to the church for the yard sale, from my house to others in the community, and from my schedule. (Ironically, mostly what I need is some time to sort through the rest of the "stuff" to get to the things that matter!)

During the few brief days when the weather was warm, I remembered once having the ability to just SIT out on the deck in the morning, the evening, or mid afternoon; doing nothing but watching the starts or the birds or the kids. I don't know that I would be able to do that today. I know that I need to be able to do that.

So, that must change. Losing my self and those things that are truly important to me and to my life to the business of a schedule or to do list, is not worth it! No way. Can't happen! They don't call it "Burdened Under Satan's Yoke" for nothing!

"Coincidentally".... the only thing on the calendar for today is "heartworm pill" (for the dog, people!) YES!

Thank You God!

1 comment:

Katie said...

I may need to borrow that book when you're done!!