Life can be busy, rushed, over-planned and often hectic. We’re busy with one thing and then it’s quickly on to the next. We don’t take much time to relax or be still.
When we ask how someone is, it seems as if the first response is almost always, “I’m busy, but good.”
We define our lives in terms of how much we are doing. Failing to take the time to be more present and just being in the moment.
A few years ago as I was planning for my busy summer travel schedule, I was considering having my youngest son spend a couple weeks with my parents and was wrestling with the idea of being away from him for two full weeks. Suddenly time stood still. Two weeks seemed like an eternity.