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"Beware the Barenness of a Busy Life"

February 25, 2018

 

Have you noticed how busy everyone is? How busy you are? I've been thinking of the phrases, "I'm just so busy"..."I don't have time"..."I have way too much to do."

 

We all say these things, right? 

 

The thing is, none of these phrases or thoughts is very helpful to me.

 

They make me feel overwhelmed.

 

And when I'm overwhelmed, I'm not all that motivated to tackle my "to-do" list. 

 

So I've been working on eliminating these phrases from my vocabulary.

 

And it really has made a difference. 

 

Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave a masterful discourse that was, in part, on this very subject:

 

"Isn’t it true that we often get so busy? And, sad to say, we even wear our busyness as a badge of honor, as though being busy, by itself, was an accomplishment or sign of a superior life.

"Is it?

"I think of our Lord and Exemplar, Jesus Christ, and His short life among the people of Galilee and Jerusalem. I have tried to imagine Him bustling between meetings or multitasking to get a list of urgent things accomplished.

"I can’t see it.

"Instead I see the compassionate and caring Son of God purposefully living each day. When He interacted with those around Him, they felt important and loved. He knew the infinite value of the people He met. He blessed them, ministered to them. He lifted them up, healed them. He gave them the precious gift of His time."

 

Time really is precious.

 

Try believing that you have the perfect amount of time to get the important things done each day. 

 

It really does make a difference.

 

Complete talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf found here.

 

Credit to the quote that is the title of this blog post goes to Socrates. 

 

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