Sunday, February 5, 2012

so true

read this on my solo trip. loved it. now sharing it.

written by koralee teichroeb

balancing life is a balancing 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.


  1. Here is one of my favorites:

    If I had my life to live over,I’d try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have on this trip. I would be crazier. I would be less hygienic. I would take more chances, I would take more trips. I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets. I would burn more gasoline. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.

    You see, I am one of those people who lives prophylactically and sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I have had my moments And if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments,one after another. Instead of living so many years ahead each day. I have been one of those people who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, and a parachute.

    If I had to do it over again, I would go places and do things. I’d travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefooted earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would play hooky more. I wouldn’t make such good grades except by accident. I would ride on merry-go-rounds.

    I’d pick more daisies!

    (by Nadine Stair)

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