Thursday, January 1, 2009

Another year...buckle up!!!!!


Here we are again- the beginning of a new year!

I'm always amused at how marketing pushes,"FOOD! LOTS of FOOD!TOYS! GAMES! GIFTS!GIFTS! GIFTS!" from October until December - and then abruptly ALL-and I mean ALL- the diet remedies,pills,potions,tricks,exercise videos and tons of other "diet-items" appear on store shelves,magazines,commercials and  billboards!!

Somehow it puts most of us on a path of  getting ready! It's a viscious cycle!

I'm thinking there must be a "self-help book season" as well! It probably falls around the end of February! Just in time to get us thinking right for a big Easter celebration.

And then comes the "summer-prep season" . Time to take off those pounds for the summer- after all once summer starts it's time to get ready for "back to school" so that we can all rest from the tiring summer and start getting ready for Christmas AGAIN!!!!!

There's just something wrong with staying on this treadmill of constant preparation for the next financial and gastric season!

It's no wonder we all stay tired. We never truly enjoy the moment we are actually living in- because we are so busy getting ready for................?

About ten years ago, a friend mentioned to me that she had frittered away 20 years of her life "getting ready". I asked her what she had been getting ready for and her answer has stayed with me for all these years.

She said, "I don't know- just the next thing. I have wasted so much time getting ready for something that doesn't even exist. Now - I'm gonna live in the here and now and soak it up for what it is!"

I just want to encourage YOU to enjoy today!

Look intently to those who are right in front of you.

Say the things you are thinking-especially the nice things!  :)  or just sit and listen to the sounds around you...but do it on purpose!

Don't let the marketing giants who are interested in your money drag you back onto the "treadmill of  getting ready" .

 Mt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


Liz Brown said...