“I’m always busy” is something you’ll probably hear me say pretty often. However, I don’t want to be part of the glorified ‘busy’ of America where we can’t feel like productive folks unless we’re frazzled all the time and part of 57 different community activities. “i’m busy” shouldn’t be a requisite answer to ‘how are you.’ Busy doesn’t necessarily mean productive – if for instance you’re always busy because you’re really inefficient with your use of time or just over-book yourself beyond the best use of your time and skills . It may be time to chill out and prioritize that to-do list.
I, personally like to always be productive and working to achieve our goal: a self sustainable farm that nourishes the soil beneath as well as the bellies above. So, i love being busy. I’m self employed, am trying to become a farmer and work off site for reliable income. I’m always busy. But i’m also observant and know how to stop and sit down next to a soft corgi who needs a hug or a gorgeous daffodill that rose from the ashes of this abandoned property.
Isn’t that the most beautiful thing? I know how to stop when it’s dusk and enjoy a good sunset with a good glass of wine. It’s important to slow down occasionally! Don’t forget to slow down and acknowledge the beauty around you folks. Get busy if that’s your thing. Take it easy if that’s your preference. Spend your time the way YOU want to spend it, not the way society pressures you to. We all run at different speeds. I love being busy. And i love taking a moment to reflect on what that busy has accomplished. So far it’s a whole lot. I think i’ll go lay down in the dewy grass and watch the birds.
How about you? Do you fall pray in the ‘must be busy’ mentality of your community, or can you chill out and smell the flowers on occasion?