"Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness." ~ Kahlil Gibran
This Kahil guy obviously wasn’t from the 21st century….
I was on some sort of Dixie Chicks kick the other week. Kept playing the same CD over and over again on the ride to and from work…the lyrics in their song "More Love" kept catching me in my mindless driving…
"We’re afraid to be idle
So we fill up the days
We run on the treadmill
Keep slavin’ away
’til there’s no time for talkin’
About trouble in mind
And the doors are all closed
Between your heart and mine…"
I’m not in need of "more love" by any means (my guy has been home all week!) ;) but the part about filling up our days is what kept catching me. Isn’t that what we seem to always do? There are always dozens of emails to be replied, phone calls to be returned, errands to run…it just never seems to end. This so-called everyday life.
But every passing day I seem to get more "plugged in" to something else.
Meg, a gal at my work, was sipping her coffee out of one of those Starbucks "my view of the world cups" (or whatever they’re called) this morning, and I caught the sentence where it says Americans spend an average of thirty something hours watching TV each week. It made me think, "geez, I hardly ever watch television. I wonder what my computer consumption would be though…"
I literally receive or send an average of 60 emails at work each day. And that’s at work alone. Count in my own personal ones or for citrusblossoms.com and I’m usually topping around 80-90. I sit at work all day long – at a computer – and likely spend 6.5 of my 8 hours on it and using it. I come home and am likely to spend anywhere from another 1-3 hours surfing blogs, doing citrusblossoms.com maintenance, etc. – and I consider this to be my "free ‘fun’ time"…am I CRAZY?!?!
Where in the heck did Life go anyway? I had a feeling I was moving toward a new ‘action plan’ that needed to be implemented in my everyday life (I’m always "in progress" I like to think), ;) but it’s this kind of truth laid out that smacks me in the face.
I really want to get back to the good things in life.
So tell me oh-wise-blog-reader…are you content with the truth of your everyday life? ;)
Signing off at 11:35 pm – yikes! get me off of this thing!!!