Never-ending necessary dreary work, must-do deadlines – accumulated, piled, set aside, spread around, pushed under tables, put on low shelves, stuffed away, out of sight.
But never out of mind.
How many issues are ignored, not forgot?
Postponed – not procrastinated – simply kicked down roads, ‘something I’ll get around to’. Like clearing dust bunnies under beds, they grow/worsen, take on lives of their own – amazing how long they stretch out. How many problems in life would be reduced or prevented if we admitted: “I didn’t forget, I was ignoring you.”
How many lost employees, lost customers, lost mates/partners/lovers/spouses?
Because they weren’t important, or because they weren’t important enough?
So many other complicating factors – but we have to look back sometimes and question which ones we would change and which ones we ‘gave enough’ to.
Mark, Go back to sleep This is too early in the morning to be sending emails EVEN FOR YOU! Try to relax and enjoy the weekend, BB, Vancouver, BC
Happy thanksgiving. We ( my family) are heading to the farm, each of us bringing a dish that reminds us of our childhood, our roots. Many prairie types came from a farming background. I would venture to say it would be great if everyone would give thanks to farmers, who provide the healthy and delicious foods that nourish us. ...and who struggle to make it worthwhile in this era of manufactured food! , DG, Edmonton, AB
Indeed; life here in this safe place with moderate climate and a peaceful society is a pretty good place to be. Thanks for your friendship and all your words of wisdom, KK, Calgary AB
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