Thursday, 29 October 2009

Take a moment......

Sometimes when we are so busy with our lives and working hard at our jobs, the time flies by, and then without warning it hits us. The feeling that we just can't keep up, that we are never going to get it all done. It's like Life is having a race with us and we are try so hard to get everything finished. Each day you wake up with this sense of urgency, today, I must hurry, I have so much to do.
I have been feeling like this for quite sometime lately. In the Fall things are getting busier with the colder weather, we tend to put in longer hours. everyone wants to ready for Winter. My thoughts turn to the holidays, mostly because every year I say I am going to get my web business started. Yeah, not this year, but thanks for trying!
This morning was the same, make a list of everything I need to get done, finish my work, make some calls. On and on, it never stops.
Tonight I was thinking that I am never going to get caught up, when suddenly it hit me. Breathe, take a moment, relax. I did this for a moment or two, then I tore up my list and made a new one.

Things I Am Truly Thankful For:
My God
My family
My blog friends (this one comes with a smile and a huge sense of happiness)
My freedom
My health
My memories
My job (this does give me the ability to afford to do what I like)

I guess sometimes we just need to stop and take a moment and remember to enjoy our lives and our friends. Let the dust bunnies wait and the phone to go to voice mail.
Thank you Father, I am blessed.
Margaret B

I am also happy the clocks go back an hour! An extra hour, woo hoo!


June said...

Oh Margaret, what an awesome post! All I can say is amen to your list and then go tear up my own list and start anew. Thank you!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

What a great post and I love your list. I think these are the things that are so important and everything else can wait.
I feel the same way trying to catch up with all my wonderful blog friends.
I love the thought of letting the dust bunnies wait and the phone to go to voice mail.

Have a wonderful relaxing weekend.

"bear's house" said...

Hello my dearest friend!!!

THANKS a lot for your wonderful words.

All true!

NEVER, NEVER we think a primary things...but a other priorities...


KISSES my dearest...have a nive weekend anh happy Halloween! KISSES a lot also for your kind words in my blog. NI

LiLi M. said...

A post to remember...and so true! We had an extra hour last weekend, I just loved it too! Have a great weekend and use it wise: have a good rest and be cheerful, then the rest will follow!

La Table De Nana said...

In the end..even with all our fretting..what's important gets done:) You'll see!!!!

vintagebejoyful said...

What a great post! I am soooooooo glad we found each other, I have added you to my favorites....Good Luck with the giveaway!


Casa Cuori Colori said...

Oh! Margaret! Sooo a great post: everyone should read it!!! I'm so happy to have a blog-friend like you!!
Have a nice week-end,
Claudia :)))

Diane said...

Thanks for the reminder, Margaret, We all need to remember that a lot. Hope you have a fun Halloween and a restful weekend.

Andrea said...

True words of wisdom for everyone! Thank you for sharing your open heart.

In Christ's Love,


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Oh Margaret,
I feel the exact same way. I've been busting my butt for years and this the first time in years I'm doing what I want. Unfortunately work is work and it still needs doing. This has been a good year to slow down but I do feel guilty!
Enjoy your time! Life is short!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful, TIMELY post my friend. Well said!

Blessings to you this very day... We all have so much to be grateful for! I'm slowing down this feels GOOD!


Janet's Creations said...

I am grateful for The French Bear blog which I enjoy sooo much and that the weatherman says "no rain for the trick-or-treaters tonight". As for the dust bunnies, I will close the bedroom doors tonight, my little friends, and take care of you some other day.

The White Bench said...

Hugs hugs hugs and more hugs!
Monica and Kim xx.

Jodie LeJeune said...

I'll give an AMEN to this post!!!

You are so right, in every way!!!

I need to print your post and hang it on my wall so that when I even think about writing my list of things to do...I'll just read this post again and forget all about wasting ink and paper!!!! ;)

You are so wise young lady~
everything vintage

Michelle (Shell) May said...

So true girlfriend. What a wonderful post.
Big bunny hugs,

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret, I enjoy this post, cause it's so recognizable, I really must say...was. Times fly and we are all to busy and the things that really matter slip sometimes through your fingers. I was also a very busy woman, but there was a life event allowing myself a mirror and since that time busy-busy is not in my calendar. Sometimes you make choises and then you see there are more important things in life than money.
I wish you a wonderful sunday.
Lovely greetings from Mea

Hélène (Cannes) said...

I agree with that ... You're absolutely right ! ;o)
HAve a good day

Sea Angels said...

We do this don't we ...we forget!
and it's only reading your fabulous post I remember what is really important, and not just that, it is saying 'thankyou' isn't it.
Your just what I need a beautiful reminder...have a blessed week
Love and hugs Lynn xxxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me what is important. This is the 1st day of the month of Thanksgiving. It should be a month long. I am trying to make it a month birthday celebration with a daily thanksgiving post.

Annelein Design said...

Hi Margaret,

This morning I was serving and saw somewhere a link to your blog.

By this message I have to react. When I met another christian it touches me. Another sister in Christ.

It encourages me and by letting you know I hope you to. I can't express myself in english like I want to.

God bless you and your house,

santamaker said...

i can relate to this post, so nice to sit back and refocus on the important things we are grateful for.

Denise said...

I needed that today...... I just sat and cried today.... too much on my plate and not knowing where to start.. I am so glad I came here and took the time to read....... It did my heart good.......