The wrong kind of busy can suck the life right outta ya. But, as Mindy reminds us below, the right kind, as overwhelming as it may be, is well worth the alternative.
The following is authored by: Mindy Coby
“We’re just so busy, there’s just never enough time,” I said…again.
I’ve found myself saying this a lot. It’s my reason for why we can’t make it to an event or why chores and tasks have slipped through the cracks.
A couple of months ago I had a bit of a breakdown and said to my husband, “Things are just so busy! I need it to slow down!” He calmly looked at me and said, “And it’s going to be that way for the rest of our lives. That’s how it should be. You’re fine.”
In my head I knew he was right. But on that day, the fatigue, stress, and craziness was just a hair too much.
I know I’m not special or unique in this circumstance. I know most of you could just plug in different elements of your life that make your schedule just as hectic, if not more, than my own. While I know “busy” doesn’t always mean “productive,” a full schedule makes for long days, short nights, and a very regimented lifestyle. Sometimes I wish I could just have a break, just for a day, but then I consider the alternative.
While having dinner with friends not too long ago, it became apparent that their lives weren’t much more than going to work, coming home, and looking forward to the lineup on TV that night. They got especially excited about Tuesday night sitcoms.
I’m instantly grateful for my days that start early and end late. I’m blessed to be involved in multiple positions such as teaching and coaching that allow me to contribute to something bigger than myself. I get to be part of building something that hopefully outlasts me. I am constantly engaged with others and I am invested in people other than myself. In turn, I am challenged to always work on improving myself.
The amazing part is the more I give, the more I am blessed by the lessons and presence of being around others.
“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” -Proverbs 31:27
Sure, being away from home doesn’t allow for seeing my husband as often as I’d like and the house doesn’t get cleaned until the weekend, but I know that he, too, is out contributing to the community in his circles of influence. We come home tired, but accomplished, and always have more to talk about than just our favorite characters on the Tuesday night sitcom.
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