The holidays are quickly approaching….many family and friends are expressing their concerns regarding the current state of the world, and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time for the things that one needs to do daily.
We get up each morning, cringe while we look at the headlines in the newspaper, or the latest sound bite on the television. We say to ourselves, “Lo and behold, what fences do I have to jump to get through this day?” We say to ourselves, “Everything will work out…all of this will be over soon,” and then, we are rocked by another disaster, while all the while we are to continue on with “business as usual.” All of this is on the surface….but behind the scenes, in the back of our minds, there’s a little voice reminding us of what we really think.
We are all dealing with these things in our own way. I myself hear the F-16’s in Cape Cod going out each morning to patrol the skies over New York City. After a while, the sound becomes ordinary. I don’t even stop anymore to look up. My mind, unfortunately, takes all this in and locks it away in the subconscious. Time marches on, and it’s easy to run out of minutes, with all that must be accomplished. When it comes to time, it’s very important to realize that each moment is precious…..that’s why we feel so exasperated when we don’t sense we have enough time. Make a list, square time into boxes…do whatever you must to give yourself a sense that you have more time on your side.
We, our family and friends, are all thinking about the same things….just with different opinions and different perspectives, on the same stories. Inside the house, at the local grocery store, even at the mall…all you hear are the same comments about the state of things. It’s okay to take a little time to shut the door, and turn it off. We all need a little time for some peace and quiet. Fear is the enemy of time…if we decrease our fears, we will have more time.
love, Jennifer Avalon
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