Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Something to Think About if You're Busy

I never know if I'm really busy, or if I just think I'm busy. Sometimes I shuffle a lot of paper (or dust) and think I'm accomplishing something. Thought I'd look up some quotes to see if any of them applied to me...and thought I'd share.

Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can't listen to the music of the meadow or the symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things. ~Dale Carnegie

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number. ~Edith Armstrong

Busy people are never busybodies. ~Ethel Watts Mumford

And the following quote is my all time favorite in this batch.

I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. ~Bernard Berenson

I hope you'll pop back in to see me on Saturday and read my Louisiana Saturday Night interview with . . . Drop in and find out!


Carole said...

Of course I'll be back but I love your quotes too. I love the Dale Carnegie quote the best. Jumping in mud puddles with grandkids is ever so much more fun than dusting.

jake said...

I miss having time.... which tells me I have been tooo dang busy to think about my writing...little on my few writing friends and their posts. This reply comes from a few minutes at work that I should be doing something else. This work schedule can't go on forever so I know the normalcy of my abnormal life will eventually return. I even learned what a chapbook was from reading the interview of your local poet. Thanks for being a constant in this part of my world Jess...

Jess said...

Thanks for poppping in you two.

Carole, do you really jump in mud puddles... ? Now that would be a neat pictures on your blog! :)

Jake, I'm praying your life gets back to normal very soon, and that you're collecting some good stories to get down on paper when you have time to write.