how is it that within a few weeks life can go from a slow, a-little-too-relaxed pace to a sprint? I feel like it was just a few weeks ago (and it was) that I was spending hours each day in front of the computer, working on the blog, a new logo, reading bloges, sipping coffee and watching the world pass by outside my window (I’ll have to post pictures from the window one of these days…I love watching people without them knowing I’m watching). Then all of the sudden, it’s been 4 days and I’ve hardly had a second to sit down and breathe let alone sip coffee and read blogs…heck, I’ve hardly written in my own blog! And for that I apologize.
But I like being busy. In fact, I thrive. I like running around, meeting new people and hanging out with friends, grabbing coffee out, being involved in church, and working on multiple projects at once. It’s what I do. I find ways to keep busy, because heaven knows I’d rather be busy than bored. Kinda like how I’d rather be late than early. It’s a problem I have…If I think I might arrive somewhere 5 minutes early, I usually decide that I can use those 5 minutes better and so I try to squeeze one more thing in…but it takes 10 minutes, or 15…and then I’m late.
I like being busy, but I just don’t want to get so busy that I forget to stop and smell the roses, ya know? Sometimes I forget how blessed I am to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and so quickly I begin to take it for granted. When I take a moment to pause and take in the immense beauty that surrounds me, I can’t help but remember the Psalmist who says that The heavens declare the glory of God. If you could just see the sunsets I do on a daily basis…they are breathtaking. Bright fuchsia and pale gold and a million colors in between paint the sky as the beautiful orange sun sinks behind the horizon, with palm trees and soaring birds silhouetted against it. This is life, and it is good. So let’s not be too busy to take in the beauty around us.