Do you have a habit of putting things off that bring you joy?
People are doing this every day, because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule.
I got to thinking about this the other day when I hear about someone in a car accident on the way to work and they never made it to work or home for the evening again. I thought about all the people in the twin towers that never made it home that evening. Did they pass up a great meal the night before or playing with their children, because they had more important things to do?
How many people out there think about going out to dinner, but don’t because you thawed something out early that definitely has to be fixed that night? Don’t they understand what the word refrigeration means.
When was the last time you stopped everything, just to talk?
When was the last time your kids or your partner stopped what they were doing and sat down to talk, but you were watching your favor TV show and didn’t want to miss anything? What are you really missing? If you have grown children that stopped by do you take the time to talk to them? What if you or they lived out of state and this stopping by wasn’t possible, would you miss it?
I can’t count the times that I am with my grown children and they are either too busy with something or on their cell phones and don’t take the time to talk to me. I just smile and think; “One day you will wish you hadn’t done this. There will be questions and things you wished we had said to me.”
Do you know someone that you like to go to lunch with?
Life is short and if you wait too long they may not be there any longer. I had an older sister that lived in a town that was on my way to visit my parents who lived 200 miles from me. Every time I would go see my parents I would drive through her town and say to myself, “I should stop and see Karen for a little while, maybe go out to lunch?” I never did and she died 10 years ago. We never did have that special lunch with each other, because I didn’t take the time. I thought I had a schedule to met
We take away our happiness by cramming too much in our lives.
We tend to schedule our own headaches without realizing it. We live on promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!
We’ll go back and visit grandma and grandpa when the children don’t need this or have to do that. I’ll entertain when I have new carpet or more money for food. My hubby and I will take second honeymoon when we can afford it and the kids are out of college. Will start eating dinner together when the kids don’t have all these activities to do that I put them in!
Choose Happiness and seize the moment!
When your hubby, children or friends call don’t forget to seize the moment. Stay open for adventure and availability for unexpected trips. Be enthusiastic about life, it can be contagious. As the song says “Live Like you were Dying.”
You have a special dress you like, don’t wait until tomorrow to wear it, tomorrow may not be there. Do you love ice cream, but you just can’t put on the weight. Go have some now; it is not something you need to eat every day. Get into your car and go to the closed Dairy Queen and have that ice cream you have been wanting. If you get hit by an elephant on your way home at least you will die happy!
Watch kids play on a merry-go-round or listen to the rain. Follow a butterfly and catch lighting bugs at night. If you ask someone, “How are you?” Do you hear the reply?
When your day is over do you lie in bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Have you ever told your child, “We’ll do it tomorrow?” Then see the sorrow on their little face?
Stop the worrying and hurrying of the day!
Life is not a race. Learn to slow down. Hear the music before the song is over. Life may not be the party we hoped it would be, but while we are here we might as will learn to dance.
Don’t you want to learn to dance and be adventures? Just hit the comment button and let me know.