Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Monday, October 27, 2008

BUSY! A WORD THAT I DON'T WANT IN MY VOCABULARY!

I'll admit it.. I haven't blogged in a week because of many things that have been going on.. and things I've been trying to get ready for.. but I REFUSE to use the word BUSY!
The word to me means.. "I don't have time for you".. or I find it to be a "big" Excuse to not notice the little things in life... Being to busy means you miss some of the most special, precious moments, with family AND friends...you may miss a moment when someone NEEDS you the most.. a moment that you may never get back.
I think I'm one of those rare people in today's society that says "hey.. you pick the time and day when we get together.. I'll make sure that day is open to you".. yeah.. I really say that.. UNLESS there is a family obligation.. but you won't get off the phone or away from me until our time is set.
How many times have you heard.. "Oh, I'll have to get back to you".. or "Oh.. gosh my days are filled up.. sorry"... ?
Maybe I'm to detail oriented and have to discover and acknowledge all that is around me..?

Of course this doesn't mean I think everyone should be coach potatoes and do nothing... I think to many people ask the question "How are you"? to REALLY NOT wait for their answer.. or hear what they are saying.. or could really care less how they REALLY are doing...

With all the activities of the week ( I'll blog later).. I still took the time to slow down and capture some more of our Fall before it blew away in the rainy wind...

Canadian Geese...My retriever was going NUTS!!

Random Maple leaves

Cat and 9 tails

these things... I have to pick them off my dog after ever walk... I call them pricker balls.. lol lol

Mums.. just a fall favorite..

12 comments:

kari and kijsa said...

Oh No...we are so guilty of the 'busy' word (we said it with a whisper!!! Glad you slowed down to take such beautiful photos!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Wendy said...

purdy photos! Wesley came home from a bday covered in those little balls. So annoying!

I feel like we are always busy, but never really doing anything super important. Maybe I should stop saying busy then, huh?

Lisa B. said...

Your photos were uplifting to me this morning. Thank you.

I hope your spirits have been lifted and things are looking better for you. It seems so many moms are having to go back to work and juggle so many things, it's hard to not say and feel busy.

Don't be too hard on yourself. Hugs

Tam said...

We are crazy around here...but crazy good...lol OCTOBER is just so full of events! SO I right there with YOU! I have been a bad stalker and blogger!

OneHappyfamily said...

I am like you. I refuse to put my kids in more than one activity at a time. I don't want to have us running every night of the week. I too have a very open schedual so I can be with the people I love and help them WHEN THEY CALL ON ME. I love that about my life. We are so much alike. Have a good week.

Krystyn said...

Totally guilty of busy, too! And, then I wonder where my time went.

Great job capturing fall!

Tracey said...

Ok...yet again you have made me stinkin freakin jealous of your naturally beautiful fall colors!!!! The weather is finally turning cool here in Texas-YAY!

You are really on a rant on this whole busy thing, huh? I will try to mind the "B" word! Thanks for making me more aware!!

Mere said...

Hey!! I'm like you...but I do use the word busy...but I ALWAYS make time for others...ALWAYS! AND GORGEOUS PICS...as always :)

Love, Mere

Karen said...

I so agree with you on this. I have to remind myself that life is full, but it's all good. If I'm so "busy" more often than not, it is because of the choices I've made.

Kari said...

Just a quick comment, I am a major lurker on two peas (my post count is under 30 and I am registered user for over 4 years) and have always found you to be very uplifting and encouraging in what can sometimes be a nasty den of vipers. Just wanted to let you know... I also love your blog!

Cris said...

I guess it's my turn to not be a very good blogger friend. I'm sorry that I haven't been on in a while.

I do love the pictures that you posted. They are very beautiful. I hope things slow down for you soon.

Sandy said...

I know this is an older post....but I can really relate, so I had to comment. I am busy (there I said the word), but I agree, it's so important to move beyond busy and savor this moment in our lives. There is such beauty in each day.
Great post!