Blog 2037 – 04.23.2021
On Staying Busy
For all the talk of being too busy, most of us have the opposite problem really, we are not really busy enough doing what we need to be doing. We have too much time to complain, find fault, and judge others and ourselves. What good every really came of investing time in those three dastardly undertakings? If we can find nothing else to do and there is always plenty of things no one else wants to do that need being done, we can spend our free time countering the three great time wasters above, we can:
Search for things that make us grateful and thankful.
Look for things in others and ourselves to praise.
And leave all judging and condemning to a higher court, preferably the one that has already ruled, “Neither do I condemn you, just don’t do that again.”
Staying busy as a bee is the best way to make this life a real honey of an adventure. I like to say, “I am so glad and grateful that everything than I could ever want or need is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.” Still as the old adage says, “A watched pot does not boil” therefore it is important to stay busy meanwhile. It helps the while you wait not seem so mean.
C.S. Lewis, long one of my favorite writers wrote an autobiographical book called “Surprised By Joy.” It is almost impossible to be surprised unless we stay busy and occupied with and by the tasks at hand. Want to have a life full of wonderful surprises? Fill your heart, mind, arms and hands, etc. with the things around you that need doing. Just do what you can, the Universe will take care of all the rest, and you will be pleasantly surprised and often at what a wonderful job the two of you have done, i.e. “This is the day that the Lord (and I) have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” TGIF Day, yeah!
Oh, yeah, you might want to fix that broken merry go round or just get off, which ever works best for you.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Broken Merry Go Round