This week I’ve been posting about busyness in our lives. We haven’t gotten very far into the discussion, but this item in Dr. Les and Leslie Parrot’s article Busyness, The Archenemy of Every Life, in Christian Counseling Today, struck me.
It seems that the Governor of Michigan decreed by official proclamation that October 24 would be “Take Back Your Time Day.” In her proclamation, she declares
On behalf of the citizens of Michigan, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm hereby proclaims October 24 as ‘Take Back Your Time Day.’ Whereas too many are suffering from overwork, over-scheduling and time poverty … and whereas, many Americans are working extremely long hours, taking shorter vacations and suffering from stress and burnout … and whereas, time pressure has a negative impact on family life, … therefore be it, I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclam this day as ‘Take Back Your Time Day.”
In other words, “carpe diem,” seize the day, enjoy the present!
In case you have trouble remembering to have fun, and when was the last time you heard someone say, “I just love my wife, she’s so serious that she makes me feel happy”? Not!, take a piece of paper and write your own declaration for Take Back Your Time Day or Have Fun With Your Spouse Day and post it on the refrigerator or some place you will see it and be reminded of the need to seize the moment, to not wait until tomorrow to enjoy time with those you love.
What are you doing today that can give you back some time? What are you doing to seize the day?
Rachel Anne at Home Sanctuary encourages us to have fun today – especially with our mate. What did you have planned today that you can forego in favor of having fun with your mate?
As for me, the roast is already in the crock pot and my husband and I have made plans to work out together this afternoon. I know that for some women, working out with their husbands would not be very fun, but my husband and I are both trying to lose weight and have not been very successful in changing our eating habits or working out regularly. We’ve said “we’ll start tomorrow” too many times, and now today is the day.
Carpe diem, seize the day!
Yours for the celebration of life,
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