written by koralee teichroeb
balancing act...my life is a balancing act...my 86,400 seconds a day are gobbled up. i have even started borrowing seconds from the next day..i call them "iou" seconds.
balancing these seconds is an endless job and it seems my "me" seconds are the ones that suffer. my vocabulary is filled with "give me a second"... "it will only take a second"..."i need another second.”
i am always trying to get things done for others. phone ringing.... people waiting... job calling... kids demanding.
so i have devised a plan.
i have decided to replace "i will have it done for you in a second" with "making every second count," to take some of those seconds in my day to savor the beauty around me.
i will always have those other commitments that take my time but if I can slip some "me" seconds into my day, i will be a lot happier.
i don't think it will be hard.
it is just being aware of the gift around me, embracing all the little moments that are so easily missed.
i am thinking that by balancing the seconds in my everyday life with these little bits of "me" time, i can survive until i get to that long-awaited vacation with my novel in one hand and a pina colada in the other.
the housework, laundry and cell phone will always be there but my lilac blooms, children and parents will not.