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Pace Yourself

So much to do and so little time!!!

In my younger years I worked from sun up to sun down and took very few breaks in between. Oh, and it would drive me CRAZY to be running my legs off only to see my precious husband in his recliner with a bowl of popcorn watching television. Then one day he said to me, “Babe, come sit on the porch with me and have a cup of coffee.” I responded with…”Are you kidding? I have too much to do to sit and drink coffee all day”.  His response was…

“Pace Yourself”

He added, “You may only have 24 hours in a day but you have 365 days in a year…”

Wow…something snapped in my pea brain and I realized I had been so engrossed in tasks for those I loved that I had missed out on the moments and memories of being with my loved ones. I had mastered the art of “being busy” but had totally missed “being available”!!! It reminds me of the chorus to a song by Alabama…

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why

Relaxation did not come easily or immediately for me after my realization… It has taken me years of practice; forcing myself to sit down, relax, sip a cup of coffee, and engage in conversation. But as I relaxed, I noticed Richard spent less time in his recliner and more time helping with the house work, laundry, yard work, washing the car, and even shopping allowing us more “together time”.  

There are only 24 hours in a day…no more and no less! What you do with your 24 hours is a choice. Perhaps you need to choose to

Pace Yourself…

Love Lee ♥