Today is a day of a migraine.
Therefore I really don’t have much in my head.
When I think of the word rush I think of a movie I recently walked about sororities and rush week. The things folks do to each other to prove their loyalty to a club/organization. It’s a hard thing sometimes what people do to each other in the name of “proving themselves”.
And then I pause to think… is that what I really want to talk about? The horrible things people can do in their hurry and fuss to be with just the right people, to give themselves what they think is a good start to the world? Why would you want to associate with people who do nasty things to you so that you can prove you are up to their standards? Seems stupid, so no, not what I want to talk about. 🙂
I was on Goodreads the other day and ran into this quote which seems to fit
“It is more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey then to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty.”
Hmm… Doesn’t that make sense? People always seem to be in such a rush, a rush to get the children into school, a rush to make sure they learn everything on a certain time table, a rush graduate, to get a job, to …. You fill in the blank, people like to rush about.
Isn’t it better to slow down, figure out what you really want and like and savour the moment? My lad is often on me to slow down in my eating so I can savour the food, to enjoy it, and make it last longer (especially when it comes to chocolate). He’s got a point you know? But it’s hard to change a life time of eating quickly (grew up in a family with six kids you know?)
Recently on the review crew a vendor came up that helps people figure out what they might be interested in job-wise before they start their formal training. Their thought is, if people take the time to figure out what they really like to do, then taking the time to train in that, will make their life time work a joy. Too often people rush into formal education and don’t really figure out what they LOVE to do until after they finish their training and then they need to take the time to fine tune their education. Take the time NOW to learn before you jump into your educational path. Makes sense don’t you think?
God’s word also gives us this truth:
Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Ephesians 5:15-17 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Proverbs 6: 6-8 Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,
she prepares her bread in summer
and gathers her food in harvest.
Make good use of the time you have, make good choices in life, there’s no need to rush about.
BUT do rush over to Miss Kate’s and join us in this week’s five minute Friday post. It will be lovely to have you join us. Last week’s word was loyal. Each week is different and sparks unique thoughts from each of the participants. It’ll be fun to have you join in.