Saturday, January 15, 2011

Simplify....

Our world is a hectic one. When I say hectic, I don't even necessarily mean just physically hectic. It's mentally hectic. The tugs and pulls and responsibilities and wants and needs and on and on and on! All this stuff, whether tangible or not, makes it hard to stop and remember what is most important to us.

Every day I am bewildered by the drama I see around me. Unnecessary drama. It seems, to me, from the cashier at the store who is worried about having to scan a stack of coupons to the school attendance lady who can't seem to accept a child's simple parental excused absence without creating extra work - that people need to reboot. To simplify.

When did everything become an overly complicated race to the finish. Have you stood at the grocery store check-out line and heard huffs and puffs and hems and haws from the people behind you? Have you ever huffed and puffed at those people in front of you? Are we stopping to consider how this behavior is affecting those around us, or our own selves and family for that matter? This 'emotional drama' really adds to the stress around us.

So here's a challenge mostly to myself and to you if you'd like to accept. Take a deep breath. Let go of the drama and simplify. Close your eyes for 10 seconds and reboot.

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The Suburban Princess said...

I know what you mean by hectic. Life is so overwhelming at times that I can barely keep everything straight!

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