Written by Karen D. Swim
This week I sent a message to my LinkedIn connections. I am not one to clutter email boxes and in the many years I have been on LinkedIn have never sent a group message. However, I realized there were so many people in my network with whom I never connect. I sent a message thanking them for being part of my network and wishing them a happy month.
One of the responses filled my heart with sadness, although offered tongue in cheek, for it revealed what is reality for so many people. In part it read:
I have got into my office as usual, and normally I am so busy I can’t be bothered to check out the numerous messages I get which often have no relevance to work.
AND, you’re right, in a months time we celebrate LOVE……good old Mr Valentine. The subject that most of busy people don’t put enough thought into.
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P.S. Yes, I hope my blinking February IS filled with lots of love!
In a month that finds Joanna pausing to enjoy working in the garden, Robert walking hand in hand with Mrs. MZM, Ulla twirling through the muse yard, and Friar zig-zagging down the slopes I find it sad that some are missing out on the small moments of life.
Are you like Amy who will abandon the wash to dance in the meadows? Or are you far too busy checking things off your list to engage in a bit of frolic? I could offer the trite retort that “life is too short” but you already know that don’t you?
If you’re happy filling your days with lists, tasks and work, then rock on but if you’re not….stop…look…listen…feel…live.
Are you living life or is it living you?
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