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A LACK OF PLANNING ON YOUR PART......
by Brenda Libby
12/17/04
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....DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON MY PART.

Ever notice how some people just expect you to make allowances for their poor judgement or planning? You see it everywhere. You go to the store and everyone is in a hurry, they want to cut in line or gripe about why they don't open another cash register. Go to the bank on a Monday morning and see three tellers with 20 people in line and you just complain and moan. Or drive somewhere at 8:45 a.m. any given week day and have people driving on your bumper because they are in a hurry to get to a job they probably hate anyway.

No one ever stops to think that maybe the person in line has places to go and things to do also, not just them. What about the people that have the job of contending with customers who are in a grouchy mood because it took them in extra four in a half minutes in line? True, none of us like to wait; but guess what? It's part of life. We created the problem in the first darn place. And we continue to feed it by constantly being in a rush.

Maybe if we'd take the time to slow down, pace ourselves a little or at the very least give ourselves an extra ten minutes to get somewhere, we'd all be happier and therefore healthier. There is enough to stress out about in this life, why create more for ourselves? I think some people crave the drama of stress.

What's the point in living a lifestyle where you constantly have to rush and be on the move? Why work your self to death and never take time to smell the roses, look at a sunset, watch your children laugh and play. That's not what we were created for.

So, if you get behind me while driving and you are in a hurry, sorry, you're outta luck. I'm going to take my time and enjoy the ride. Your lifestyle of poor planning does not mean I have to alter mine. I'd rather enjoy life. If I get behind you, and you're not in a rush; I'll respect that of you and know that maybe you have a little more peace and joy going for you at that space in time.

As George Lucas says; "Follow your bliss." Sometimes you have to slow down to find just what that is. I wish you blessings in that endeavor.


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19 Dec 2004
I thoroughly enjoyed "A lack of planning on your part". Very well written. Thank You and God Bless.
Lucian Thompson 17 Dec 2004
Brenda, welcome to Faith Writers. This article was very well written and has a great message. I see that you posted 3 articles in a row. Just a little advise about posting too many articles at one time. It causes you and the other authors to have their works pushed off the last 10 submissions into the archives. Your chance of being read are greatly diminished by this, as well as the others who post. Please check out this article about how to post on FW. http://www.faithwriters.com/article-details.php?id=20274. God bless and have a merry Christmas. Lucian




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