Sunday, November 18, 2007

Something important to remember...

As I shared in my last post, things are just CRAZY BUSY right now around my house getting ready for the craft open house...but I wanted to take a few minutes to share something tonight.

I had a few errands to run today and was on my way out of the store when I overheard a conversation between a young mother and a little girl, probably about 3 or 4 years old. The mom was yelling at the little girl to hurry up and telling her that they just didn't have TIME! The little girl asked her mommy, "But why? Why do we have to hurry?"

I got into my car and was still thinking about that exchange between the mom and little girl. It made me think back to when my kids were small. Seems like we WERE always in a hurry. I thought about the times I didn't just slow down and stop. I didn't take the time as often as I should have to just ENJOY my kids. Now, I really wish I would have....

I wish I would have not been in such a hurry. Now I ask myself, "What was I rushing off TO?" I can honestly say nothing that mattered THAT much. (If it did, I'd probably remember it.)

Of course I understand that we all have responsibilities and busy lives but I really do think we need to maybe take a step back and ask ourselves what is really important - especially as we enter this holiday season. Let's not make it just more "busyness"- running here and there, buying stuff we don't need, can't afford, meeting deadlines - and on and on it goes.

Take time to value the ones you love. We are not promised tomorrow. Life indeed passes by so quickly. It doesn't wait until "we've got time". No, instead time marches on, whether we like it or not...


  1. What a Wonderful post. So True! I've found living the simple side of life you have more time to spend with the ones you Love.
    Good Luck with your show.
    Blessins', Lib

  2. Michelle, I remember doing the same thing when ours were little. It stemmed from being a "single" mommy because of my sweetie's job. He worked very long hours, and I seemed to always be in a rush to get everything done. Looking back, I can't change things, but I *can* do better now. I purposely take things much slower with my grandson. I guess that's a good thing for a grandparent. ;0)My girls also don't remember that, so I don't guess I scarred them for life! LOL!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. So true!

    I love the pink blog :)

    Love C


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