Friday, September 10, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Let it Be

Image courtesy of Google Images and Rebellious Arab Girl


Why is it difficult to find time to just be…

To live in the moment…to appreciate the here and now?

Instead we dwell upon past hurts, resentments;

we long for a future when, surely, everything will be better.

We allow the “busy”ness of life to be our excuse.

Alas! I must go…carpools and chores await!

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I am participating in Flash Friday 55, a meme hosted by our very own Mr. Know it All (aka G-Man). The purpose is to write a story or prose in exactly 55 words, no more, no less. Care to join the fun? Just link up in G-Man's comment section.

19 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

I am the worst at always having to "be busy". But the things I like to "be busy" with are also the things I would do if I had "free time"- mostly painting and making stuff. What a conundrum!

Nessa said...

I really feel this. I have been grasping at "being in the moment" for a long while now but I suspect that is the problem.

Brian Miller said...

yeah there is always so much to do...the only answer i know is limiting what you do...the cutting is the hardest part...nice 55..

Susan Deborah said...

Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. --Ashleigh Brilliant

I find myself increasingly complaining about this and that. Well, I cut the complaining now and the chores seem to fall in place. Even doing chores is in the NOW. The best is to go through life without complains. Even I am trying hard . . .

Joy always,
Susan

G-Man said...

Polly...
It's a Catholic 'Thing'...
I know.
Loved your 55 My Dear.
What you just said EVERYONE ponders, but you put it down so well.
Thank You for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Tina said...

This is an issue I work on all the time, too. But an attitude of gratitude is sometimes hard to maintain when life is so completely frustrating. Hang in there. Tie a knot if you have to ;-)

Steven Anthony said...

hey, get out of my head...lol

seriously, when you figure out how to stop that, let me know...I always dream of the what if

NatureGirl said...

That was great...I will give it a shot next time perhaps...

Eric Alder said...

Seems that carpools and chores can be good things after all. (Who knew?) A thoughtful 55!

Have a great weekend!

Mona said...

That has something to do wit 'attachment' ;)

Raoulysgirl said...

I need to print this out and read it every day...

KB said...

So true. Love the title... one of my favourite songs.

My 55 is here.

gospelwriter said...

hey, if that ain't the truth! - and in ~55 words too... well done

Brian Miller said...

drove by the panther stadium tonight to show my boys...we are down going to carowinds tomorrow...

Jingle said...

wise words.
love your 55.


my 55

Erin said...

love this, Polly. I can relate completely. I spend too much time ruminating on the past and making excuses for stagnating. Instead of LIVING. I want to change this.....

Beautiful.

Bob Rhea said...

Just the other day I went for a drive. It was a beautiful day here in central Ohio, and I went for a drive to Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center. I needed time to simply 'be.' It was a beautiful moment. FYI- I am back on here with a new blog. Sorry it's been so long. I needed time to regroup. Peace Be With You!

Joanna Jenkins said...

It's hard to edit life so it's not so busy.
Nice 55.
Have a great week, jj

Holly said...

Yikes - you could have written this for me. I am trying to break my own cycle of busyness right now.

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