It seems like the work week just began and now it’s already over (for me anyway). The adage is so true that ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and it’s also true that time flies when you’re busy with many activities.
I don’t know about you, but time goes by much faster when I’m busy and enjoying myself. When it’s a dull, slow day time seems to drag. On the other hand, when I go to a dinner & movie with the Mrs. or out with friends, the time goes by so fast.
I remember the first date with the Mrs. It started out as a ‘friendly’ dinner. But, we ended up at Macaroni Grill being serenaded by an opera guy singing Elvis! Followed by a coffee that took us through closing at Starbucks and then a long walk. Pretty soon it was 2:00 a.m. and who knew…?! It was a magical night (and that was 18 years ago this April 1st… yes, April Fool’s). Time flew that night (and the next 18 years following it…😊).
It seems our minds stop counting the minutes when we’re preoccupied and focused. There are so many things that demand our time today; kids, bills, work, errands, chores, and on & on. All this activity is causing us stress that, doctors say, is really hurting us physically and emotionally.
I heard a report recently saying most depression is actually because we are lonely and that the depression drugs aren’t working because they can’t replace human connections. So obvious and so true. We get so busy with life and time goes by so fast that we don’t have time for friends or even special, focused time with those closest to us. All causing us to end up feeling alone.
I love this clock in the picture today because it reminds me that, no matter how busy I am, He is always there. Twenty-four hours a day and seven-days a week watching over me right in the middle of all the activity. And that I am not alone. Ever.
This week-end, I’m planning to slow down a bit after a very busy week and just focus on those around me. I’m going to setup a time with the kids and stick to it. I’m going to let Him be the center of my time and guide me to the next thing. I’m going to try to let go of all the stressful activity and just rest in Him. If I succeed even a little bit, life will be better…
Wishing you all week-end of rest, peacefulness, and growing relationships with those that mean the most to you…!
Love always my friends,