This thing called life

This thing called life is hard.
Like sometimes really, really hard.
Most nights I lay in bed exhausted just thinking of everything that needs to be done the next day.
Clothes needing ironing, lunches need to be packed, hair and makeup done, teeth brushed, breakfast served, coffee made, shoes tied, and that is all before 8:15 am!!
All too often I get caught up in the “business”of life.
Caught up in the busy-ness, the going from here to there, and how much time can I cut off the commute to and from the office, and how can I better manage my time this week?
Caught up in what task needs to be completed next before finishing the task at hand.
Caught up in all the craziness this world has to offer.
I find myself walking around sometimes-an empty shell.
Going through the motions but not really feeling anything.
Why is that?
I have a full heart, a full house, a full family, a full everything.
But I don’t feel full…
That feeling of pure ecstacy.
That feeling that even though everything is not perfect, that we have so much to be happy about and look forward to.
I want to  take a step back, and breathe.
To take in all this crazy world has to offer us, rather than rush though it.
To really, truly soak it all in.
Time to appreciate those sunsets that look hand painted and one of a kind.
Time to capture the smile on our kids faces and their carefree giggles.
Time to enjoy the warmth of the sun on our faces, even if it is January.
Do you ever find yourself slipping down a slippery path?
What do you do to get yourself out of a funk in the winter?
I’d love to hear.

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2 thoughts on “This thing called life

  1. I have felt those feelings you write about many times. There's a book called Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy, Every idea in this book is focused on increasing your overall levels of productivity , performance, and output and on making you more valuable in whatever you want to do. It is helpful. You can look it up on the internet, I got it from the library. Everyone has those days. It's all worth it when you look up and your kids are grown and happy, well adjusted adults. Keep up the good work.

    Denise~

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