Monday, May 09, 2011

I'm not sure I believe this

Janine and I live pretty hectic lives.  We try to do a lot.  I often feel like there is not enough time to do all the good things I want to do.

From A.Word.A.Day:

The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is on the contrary born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else -- we are the busiest people in the world.
-Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

Eric Hoffer makes an interesting point.  I'm not sure I believe it.  I feel like we are living full lives.


Happy Elf Mom said...

I live a full life when I am not on hold, you know? So that is when I'm very hurried. :)

Kathy D. said...

Yes, I have doubt about this quote as well. We have a full life of homeschooling 3 special needs children, which involves therapy sessions almost every weekday as well as daily "homework". My husband is also a deacon at our church and we co-run the ever-expanding nursery. We are active with our Care Group at church. Two of our boys are in sports, floor hockey & swimming--swimming practice is four times a week.

We are in a hurry. All the time. There are lots of things I'd like to do but have absolutely no more time left in my day. I have no fear I am wasting my life. I am doing exactly the things God has called me to do with the exact people He has called me to be busy with. :)

Kathy D.