Monday, October 11, 2010

Take time to enjoy the show.

Do you ever have those times when you feel like a juggler in a circus. There you are standing in the middle of the circus ring with 15 bowling pins in the air and you can’t sit down or even just take you eye off them for one second or they will all come crashing down. As long as you keep throwing each up at the same pace then you can keep things going smooth and no disasters are made. Well, I’m feeling that way myself. And at this point in my thoughts I am remind myself to “live” and “enjoy.” I am looking out my window watching the sun set. My kids are taking a little time on the video games. I usually let them have a little bit of time, when time permits, and while they are glued to the TV I usually scramble around my house finishing things up. Whether it be the kitchen the laundry or just the aftermath from Bo, I work at 90 miles an hour till the jobs are done. I have to be fast because “video game” time only last so long. I don’t think it would look to good on my parenting record if my kids eyeballs fell out of their head. But tonight they are playing video games and me, I am looking at the beautiful sun slowly go down behind the field, and watching its warm rays reflect off the fall colored leaves. I can hear the insects singing through the screen. I can smell the air coming through the window as I breathe in the last remnants of it’s warmth. I have laundry baskets around me with clothes waiting to be folded and I can hear the last load jostling about in the dryer. But rather than going 90 mph as I normally do I decided to remind myself to take the time to enjoy this wonderful life I live, not just get it done. So often I can get too task oriented, but I have to remind myself I don’t want to just frantically “juggle”. When life is going 90 mph, I would rather ENJOY the breeze. If I drop a bowling pin it’s not the end of the world, but if I forget to “ENJOY” the show, now that would be a bummer.


  1. I totally know what you mean; sometimes with school (especially this semester with 19 credits) I have multiple days where I'm amazed that I actually managed to find time to breathe / eat. But the times I find to slow down and relax are just that much sweeter when they do come :)

  2. Great to hear from you Jimmy! You have got a good head on your shoulders!