Don’t get me wrong. I have three kids. I homeschool them while juggling a part-time job, their busy dance rehearsal schedule, and a dream to one day be a successful author. And those are just my top three priorities. The list doesn’tinclude all the otherlittle day to day things that make life feel a bit crazy.
I know everyone at some point feels the pressure of having a lot on their plate. More and more often, I hear those I care about say, “Life’sbeenbusy.”
That’s what I hear many times when I reach out to people I’ve been trying to stay in touch with. Days, weeks, months will go by with no word from them. No response when I try to say hello. Finally I’ll get a quick text back: Sorry.Life’s been busy.
At what point do we stop letting the busyness of life cut us off from those who are most important to us, though? At what point is it actually a problem? When do we stop to consider that maybe we are letting life beat us down instead of actually living our lives with greater purpose?
These are the questionsIcan’thelpbut ponder in a day and age when it literally takes seconds to respond to a text message… If we are simply so busy that we cannot take 3 seconds to respond, “Hey, its so great to hear from you! Thanks forthinkingaboutme!” is it not maybe time to re-evaluate the amount of chaos we are inviting into our lives?
These are just thoughts that have weighed on my heart and mind recently. I certainly mean no offense in sharing them. I just couldn’thelp but share when I came across this quote that echoed my own internal musings.
Have you guys experienced anything similar in your lives or the lives of those around you? What are your thoughts? Have you tried anything that has helped you overcome the busyness of life or the busyness of those around you?