I'm not sure why it surprises me ever year that right next to the blow up pools that are now on sale
(we splurged for three) in August, are all things fall and next to it Christmas decor!
I mean can't we just enjoy the month we're in what's the rush?
Are we a society that is in such a hurry that we need to decorate for an October holiday as soon
as August comes to an end?
Typically, I decorate for a holiday once the month of the holiday arrives.
Once it's officially February (insert hearts), Spring, Fall, and Happy Birthday Jesus month.
Seeing it up in stores so early kinda stresses me out, as if its
shouting I need to hurry!!!!
I don't want to hurry.
The days of hurry are gone for me.
I missed too much of the good in life because of the hurry syndrome.
I confess I started Christmas shopping in September, quite leisurely I might add.
We have cut back on that holiday budget, most of us have more than we need.
I try and buy a little something that I know a person might love..
I prefer sailing into the holiday without the rush of having to rush to shop.
It's much more fun for me this way :-)
I was curious so I looked up the word rush...
In red is how I see it....
verb: rush; 3rd person present: rushes; past tense: rushed; past participle: rushed; gerund or present participle: rushing
- 1.move with urgent haste.
Urgent haste....okay, in an emergency I will rush.
- 2.dash toward (someone or something) in an attempt to attack or capture them or it.I did run the 50 yard dash in 6th grade...I captured my hubby, though he was willing to be caught....
I've been known to dash toward the voice of a grandchild as they wake from a nap,
in order to get them first.
noun: rush; plural noun: rushes
- 1.A sudden quick movement toward something, typically by a number of people.Seriously, I'm 59 (not rushing to 60) there are no longer quick movements to speak of.Doing so would likely cause some type of injury and then I would(see verb) be in an urgent hast to get to an E.R.
That said, no Turkeys until the Halloween candy is gone... (may possibley rush to help finish it)
Turkeys are for November.
No Ho Ho man or Elf on a shelf until December.
No colored Eggs until we receive the invite to my sister Deanna's for Easter Brunch.
I do fly my flag everyday,
I do not wait for Flag Day, or the anniversary of 9/11
I thank Veterans each time I see one,
I don't wait for Veterans day.
Neither are a rush, just habits I wish to keep.
If in a rush = I'm not enjoying the moments.
I confess, I will rush toward a big Papa bowl of Rocky Road Ice Cream....
and enjoy everymoment!
Avoiding the rush, its what echos from my heart today.