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Five Minute Friday: Rush

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with other writers. We get a one-word writing prompt and get to write for five minutes flat. Our word for this week is Rush.


Sometimes, it can be hard to stop and take a breath. Does your to-do list seem to get longer and longer? Are you rushing from one activity to the next?

Rushing about is something I'm quite familiar with. My husband tells me he's never seen anyone get more done so quickly. I feel like I'm on a treadmill and can't get off. There aren't enough hours in the day.

I used to get much of my shopping done during my lunch break from work. That was when I had an hour for lunch. (Those were the days!)  I had my list, and I'd race to accomplish as much as I could and get back to work on time. A sales clerk looked at me and mentioned that I looked like I was on a mission as she jumped out of my way. I didn't have time for interruptions.

Since that time, I had a time of retiring from work. Life was much different as I had didn't have to rush about. I noticed people, and I was open to interruptions.  My eyes were open to see much of what I'd missed.

Now, I am back at work and busy as ever. Even though I continue to move about quickly, I try to have a more balanced perspective. I notice the clouds in the sky. I hear the sound of a helicopter and stop to look.

Do you know what is one thing has helped me to make this change?

Little children!

My class of preschool students has helped me. They're curious and make time to watch a hummingbird, as they squeal with delight. They point to the moon in the sky. They laugh and skip and love to play.

So, I make the effort to stop rushing. It's amazing what children teach me about life.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. We can learn so much from children and their curious and unhurried approach to life!

  2. My grands teach me so much about stopping to smell the roses and not rushing through life. Happy weekend. I'm at the #54 spot this week.

    1. Isn't it interesting how our lives have changed since we met in person years ago? I love that you now have grandchildren, Barbie!

  3. Very thoughtful post! I agree, we can learn so much from children. I'm thankful for Titus. He often reminds me to slow down and just enjoy the moment.

    1. I love that your Titus is teaching you to slow down.

  4. I find my life very rushed often... I could enjoy retirement but I do not see that happening anytime soon. Ahh yes, nothing like children to put things into perspective.

    1. Yes, retirement was nice while it lasted but I continue to work. :)


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