Most days, I feel like I’m constantly play catch-up. It’s a world of too many to-do’s and not enough bandwidth to complete them.
The lists are all around me, and there is no glory in finishing as once I do, more will come my way.
So what am I to do when life seems like a sporadically speedy treadmill that I can’t jump off?
Where is that safety key that I slip onto the band of my shorts so that when the treadmill gets too fast or gets unmanageable, it pulls out and stops the machine?
If we don’t don a safety clip, life will eventually give us reminders to stop. Unfortunately, they oftentimes come in the form of tragedy, loss or trauma.
As 21st century beings, we don’t stop, evaluate and re-prioritize until something drastic happens to us. Until something reminds us that we are only human and our time in this world is not meant to be cluttered with lists and to-do’s.
Our time is meant to connect, to love, to smile, to hug, to laugh and to be.
Don that safety clip and pull it out often as the treadmill doesn’t have to be going too fast or be too much before we take a break.
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