Monday, September 14, 2020

September 14--Get a Life

Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.  --Dolly Parton

    One thing I dearly appreciate about the pandemic experience is that it brought our insane level of busyness to a grinding halt. Given the enormous change in options for spending our time, we have had to choose, actually choose, what we want to do with our time, rather than be driven on "busyness autopilot." We've had the opportunity to consciously "make a life." 
    I mourn for those whose way of making a living went away or was severely diminished. I know it is challenging for a family to be together 24/7. Juggling kids, (at-home) school and work is even more of a challenge than before the pandemic. Throw the prospect of severe illness in there, and you have a very messy life-soup. 
    Yet there is still the opportunity to make a life. New options for learning, developing a new hobby, deepening relationships with those we live with, creating healthier eating and movement habits--all these things contribute to making a life. That we always have a choice has become apparent during the past few months, and this is a gloriously empowering realization. We've also learned that one's level of busyness is not a measure of successful living. 
    Life is good!

                                       Women's Leaf Jump Long Sleeve Crusher Vee

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