Being Too Busy…

hawk in naples florida

We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs.

Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love.

Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care!  ~ Billy Graham

Have you ever felt like you were just too busy to see what is right front of you?

I am in this moment in my life…and it is NOT a great feeling.

Something has to go…but what? So hard…

Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:

Don’t take on anymore in your life…until you are absolutely ready for the next big thing!

If not…STOP! Say to yourself, “Will it matter in five years?” If so…proceed on, if not you have permission to say NO!

Thinking of my blogging family this weekend…hoping life is a little less complicated right now for you!


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43 thoughts on “Being Too Busy…

  1. What an inspiring sentiment! Taking time out of the day today to “stop and smell the roses!” and reach out to you, my dear friend! Hugs, Kathy

  2. so often our lives go in too many directions … when it’s only one that truly matters! thank you for sharing this, laurie, and for thinking of others in doing so!! saying a prayer and hoping things are less complicated and better for you, my friend! *now, i must say, that is one epic image!! the kind i dream of capturing someday … i’m so glad you did!! 🙂

  3. Incredible photo Laurie. I feel for you regarding the topic of busyness. Life certainly has its ebbs and flows and sometimes the flows feel like a raging river. Take care of yourself.

  4. I love your thoughts and advice and tips with your posts! Fantastic bird pic!! Sometimes the day in day out work routine can get old for me! I have some creative ways to get through them though!! Hugz Lisa

  5. Great post!

    I wrote a post about Depression and success which I’m publishing next week. Your advice ties in perfectly with it! 🙂

    I’ve seen so many people crash and burn as a result of not Stopping and smelling the roses so to speak.

    Have a great weekend. Hugs Paula xxx

  6. Much wisdom in your words, life is busy, don’t do what annoys you I always say! I have a dear friend who often gives me permission “not” to do things, and I do the same for her! You have my permission to do as you choose, you have earned it!!

  7. This is something I really need to listen to “Don’t take on anymore in your life…until you are absolutely ready for the next big thing!” I am very bad at this


  8. Hi Laurie! Been very busy, too. Just caught up with you here. Love what you said in an earlier post about information overload–that’s why I don’t do twitter or facebook either. Just keeping it simple. Hope all is well. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  9. Wow! Awesome picture, Laurie. I am so glad that I returned an e-mail today, or I would have blushed deeply when I read these wise words of yours. The five year question is a great idea for thinning out our lives.

    Warm wishes ~ Wendy

  10. That beautiful hawk sure looks as if he is taking things very slow and it’s such a great shot Laurie! Great advice indeed and that is the way it should be but sometimes it’s hard to prioritize but like you said, no is also an answer and sometimes we don’t like to say no, but we have to. Sorry to hear that you are having a moment like that hon and hope all will clear up soon. Take care and thanks for sharing. 😀 *big hugs*

  11. I think this is something that happens to all of us from time to time.
    Just always trying to do too much. Something has to give.
    I hope things settle down for you soon.

  12. Laurie, there is SO MUCH truth in that quote. I find myself guilty of “too busy” all the time and I try to REMIND myself of what’s most important and to take a deep breath and slow down… there will be enough time to get what has to be done and to take that time for our loved ones. GREAT post and reminder. I’ll be wishing some breathing room for you, dear lady. blessings ~ tanna

  13. Great shot and I totally agree with your advice. People are always more important. I think it is important to be refreshed ourselves so we can in turn, refresh others. Hard to do and live by!

  14. Great thoughts. The bird looks like he’s deep in thought, too, though I’m pretty sure he’s analyzing movement in the grass which might turn out to be his next meal.

  15. What a beautiful image! I love the idea you expressed… if it doesn’t matter tomorrow or for eternity! then why do we spend even a moment on it? We’ve really got to live every day as if we’re dying, because, truth is, we are all! I sure hope you work everything out, Laurie… wishing you a great weekend

  16. So true. It is really important to listen, to hear, and to be with the person who needs you. This is the main thing in the life and this is what everybody needs. The picture is awesome, as usual.

  17. breathtaking does not do justice to this amazing photo. You know, Pippi? If I took even one photo 1/4 as good as ANY of yours, I would live on that laurel for the rest of my shutterbugging days. You skilled photographers really amaze me with your abilities to capture such capricious moments. I am sharing to fb just to pretty up the place!!

  18. Great post Laurie, and although I am not one to ever be too busy that I don’t remember the things that matter, this subject is something that is always on my mind. My sweetie has such a demanding job and sometimes I feel that I am overlooked because of all the stress he has which carries over to the evenings and weekends. I just wish that he could find a happy medium and remember that I am here. Is being too busy an excuse for ignoring your loved ones? Or do you get so caught up in the work life that home life is the one that suffers? Thanks for posting this today.

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