Upside the Head…

Apr 11, 2010 | Spiritual | 11 comments

I am task oriented.
I am goal driven…
-and until recently I thought I had a real balance between my interests, goals, dreams, family…

You know I have said before that busyness is not a virtue… I hate busy people… people that are always running here and there…  it really irritates me… but I think I got a little self righteous… since my busyness takes place for the most part within these four walls…

I can be a workaholic…I love to work.  I don’t mind relaxing but I have to determine if  have earned it or not… sick, I know…

Just as I was challenging myself today to DO MORE…

Bigger, better and most importantly FASTER

I finally found some time to relax as I read blogs with my headphones on so I could review the songs I am singing at church tomorrow morning…  Ever the multi-tasker… just and only then did the Lord use one of my favorite BLOGS to slap me with a 2 x 4…

Ouch.  That hurt.


  1. Berlin Deluxxe

    We must all remember that sometimes we should take time and smell the flowers, specially when we are jogging through the often pothole filled asphalt of everyday life.

  2. Pamela

    Thank you for directing me to that beautiful blog…
    I tell myself first thing every morning before I rise…this is the day that the Lord has made.
    And all day I try to remember this and enjoy every moment and find blessings everywhere even through all the chores that need tending to.
    Have a wonderful weekend

  3. *The Beautiful Life*

    Oh my… we were just talking about this very thing tonight in our home… Ouch, indeed. But! Faithful are the wounds of a friend — and nowhere else but in blogland do we have friends from whom we learn!
    So… we can receive the wisdom from that blog post and move forward. A new day! I’m going to! 🙂



  4. Castles Crowns and Cottages

    You, too suffer from the “gotta prove something to myself syndrome?” 🙂 I am totally guilty of that. I get up at 3:30am to start my day, get my husband out of bed, drive him to St. Paul and then drive myself 28 miles West of Minneapolis for work so that I can be in my classroom by 6:15am. I try to blog, work out before all that then I try to be super-teacher….holy cow. Even my principal at school told me that I didn’t have to try to be so perfect!!! God bless you, and thank you for this reminder and for your visit….so nice to see you!!! Anita

  5. Fabulously french

    Bonjour, I jnow exactly what it is like as I am one of those people that wants to do everything at once 🙂 so have to remember to slow down as the French are a bit overwhelmed by the tres energetic kiwi who wants everything done yesterday. Merci beaucoup for leaving the message on my blog, we are an hours drive from Perigueux. We often go there as it is one of my favourite places to go shopping anbd yes we are child friendly 🙂

    We had a family staying last week and their 6 year old was a great customer as she wanted to buy anything that was pink or had an eiffel tower on it.

    A bientot,

    Leeann x

  6. Bonjour Madame

    The blog you linked too is fantastic. I’m glad to know it’s out there and I will be visiting it from now on. I’m guilty of this and had to take steps recently to slow down. During one particular hour at work when I was overwhelmed and in multi tasking mode I made mistakes and I actually get physically clumsy. It’s hilarious really. I get so distracted that I do things like step on a gigantic rock in the parking lot and twist my ankle sending me in a very spastic and embarassing recovery attempt. Or I can manage to do the same almost tripping incident on industrial carpet at work with nothing in my way, just tripping on nothing!!!! I think it’s God’s way of telling me to slow it down and focus on one thing at a time.

  7. à la parisienne


    Thank you for this reminder. In my various life experiences (when I was a high school teacher and now as a stay at home wife and mom) I have learned that most of the times that I hurry myself and rush around trying to get things done, I usually realize that my motivating factor is pride-I expect too much of myself and I want to glory in the outcome of my labors. Then I realize that when I have that attitude and act in such a way, I really only hurt myself, and worse, the people that I love. I have been trying my best lately to balance out my life. No, there’s not a lot of free time to do what I want to do, but it’s not about me….and sometimes that’s a hard thing to accept.



    Yes, the blog is beautiful. I love yours more because it is about today’s life. The life of a young woman with a family and each post you do lays a gentle touch upon me.

  9. Victoria

    Hi.. I want to post on your post, but instead I’m asking for a favor… can you go to my blog and lend some moral support? I’ve got an icky commenter, on the attack and I don’t know why. Also, would love to hear your advice! Thank you.

  10. Rebecca

    How is the bump on the head? I have had one of those moments this week myself. I tend to get so engulfed with whatever project I am in or in this case business. The Lord told me to concentrate on Him and He will take care of it. It was an attention getter but a relief.
    Many blessings to you

  11. Marsha's Mpressions

    thanks for directing me to those wise words! From the comments here and directed blog, many of us need this! Must be an epidemic! 🙂


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