A recent article in the Dallas Morning News about taking on too much responsibility by Jonathan Look made me stop and think about the difference between responsibility and “response-ability.” He wrote, “If we have the trappings of success, but through our lack of ‘response-ability’ have eliminated the time to enjoy them, has this pressure made us any happier?”
I’m sure many of you feel the same way I do at times. That we have too many things to do to stop and take moments for ourselves. After reading his article, I’m starting to rethink some of the things I do, or don’t do, and make sure that I am not overloading myself. I don’t have to say “yes” to every request. “No” is a perfectly reasonable response. Jonathan concluded his article with, “We only get one shot at life. Wouldn’t it be great if we too the time to enjoy it.”
|I think this kitty has mastered the art of relaxing. 🙂|
Saw this picture on Facebook and thought it was such a nice thing to do for our Fur Friends and our environment.
And now for a little fun. A woman went to the doctor’s office where she was seen by one of the younger doctors. After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out screaming and ran down the hall.
An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story.
After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room.
The older doctor marched down the hallway back to where the young doctor was writing on his clipboard.
“What’s the matter with you?” the older doctor demanded.”Mrs.Terry is 71 years old, has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?”
The younger doctor continued writing and without looking up said, “Does she still have the hiccups?”
Here’s some more fun to set you off on your weekend. This is one of the performances by Robin Williams that most people are not familiar with, but it is so clever and funny. Enjoy….
Hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing weekend. And if, perchance, you need to buy a gift for a young reader in your life, my YA book for Tweens, Friends Forever, has a new look and a new publisher. The official release date is September 16, but it can be preordered for Kindle and in paperback.