Friday, June 28, 2013

Choices For Your 24 Hours

I stumbled upon the following quote 4 times this week:

"Stop the glorification of busy."

Love it!

It's so true isn't it?

We all have 24 hours in a day
and can choose how to use them.

It seems to be competition
to see who's the busiest.

Friend: "What are you up to this weekend?"
Me: "Not too much.  Just relaxing."
Friend: "Must be nice! *with sarcasm* I have to 'this', 'that' and 'a million other things'...and then I have to...blah blah blah blah..."
Me: "Hmm.  Sucks to be you."


I felt no shame in admitting I wasn't busy.

I've got plans for the weekend
and it does not involve me
running in 10 different directions.

We all know the old saying
"All you HAVE to do in life is eventually die,
everything else is a choice."

It's a four day long-weekend for me.
Today booked off from work
and Monday is Canada day.

I plan on enjoying every single second of it.

Wishing you a weekend full of lovely choices!

xo Catherine


37 comments:

Kerri said...

Have a GREAT 4 day!!!
Love your pic!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wonderful quote! It does seem to be a badge of honour for so many, to be endlessly "busy."

I have a lot of errands this weekend, which is time-consuming because I don't have a vehicle, but I do my best to ensure I have lots of down time (usually a nap!) too. LOL.

Happy Canada Day weekend!

Sandra said...

i gave up busy Sept 29th 2006 when I retired and walked out of the door of a job that kept me in front of a computer 10 plus hours a day, the stress was killing me and from that day forward a big load was lifted from my shoulders. it is a great quote for those that are way to busy, even retirees are running themselves ragged

Terri said...

I love both of those quotes and they are so true.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh, I'm with you! I like to be occupied, but busy-ness is something else entirely. Enjoy your weekend in the sun!

Brian said...

Hooray for long weekend and purrfect plans!

TexWisGirl said...

ENJOY the peacefulness! i do every day!

troutbirder said...

It's gets far worse when you retire and your retired friends want to tell you that their busier now than when they were working. Yuk!!!! I always give them my most stupified look and say "but you'r supposed to be retired" i.e. relax and just take it easy and do what you want when you want...:)

Tamago said...

I love the quote very much! And I love being not busy, not having any plan. I love to relax and be lazy, and that makes me happy.
We have long weekend coming, too, the last 4 days of a week. I hope you enjoy your long weekend!

Laurie said...

I'm with you Catherine, this week-end is fly by the seat of my pants and I'm looking forward to every second. Enjoy your four days off!

Mary said...

Good for you! The other day, i felt guilty for not being busy, and as you say, everyone i ran into was doing a 'gazillion' things. So i made a super long to do list, and accomplished some of the things, but not all. But no more being busy for its own sake for me. Done with that. This weekend is for relaxing, and doing 'nothing' if i so choose! After all, relaxation is something important! :D

BeadedTail said...

Love that quote! My boss's identity is that she's always busy, has time for nothing fun and works 7 days a week all year long so she thinks if we aren't 'busy' we're lazy. I prefer to call it sane since life is too short to be busy to enjoy it!

Sylvia said...

Great quotes, Catherine, and yes, so true !
Have a great weekend !
Sylvia

S. Etole said...

Heartily agree with your quote. Enjoy your weekend!

Crafting Queen said...

Enjoy your long weekend. Wish we had some sunshine. Take care. Anesha

It's me said...

One day work tomorrow...and than 3 weeks vacation...doing nothing 3 weeks ling....yeah !!!...me so so so happy...;-)))

dancing-muffin.blogspot.de said...

Oh,this is true.But i take a break because of bad sickness, nothing is importend again.FOR ME!
Have a great weekend and dont rush,my dear friend.
Hugs ,Ulli

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Great post and yes, it often is used only to show off but that is just 'lip service'...
Have a very Happy Canada Day and enjoy your LONG weekend.
Hugs,
Mariette

Ann said...

that is a great quote and yes it's very true.
Enjoy your long weekend.

Linens and Royals said...

Great Quote. I love to read and my pet hate is when I mention a book I have read, am reading or intend to read the reply is "oh I'm too busy to read". XX

Nancy said...

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto....agree with you 100%...great post...

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Catherine, I'm in there like a dirty shirt...have some friends that are perpetually overwhelmed with "busyness" and think it's a contest.

It's so not...lol. And besides they can win if it is.

Lovely to be back, and thanks for visiting.

Jen

Betsy Adams said...

That is correct... Enjoy your 4-day weekend.... Savor every moment... Stay busy --but only if you enjoy it and want to stay busy!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Penelope's Beehive said...

A PERFECT quote! Wishing you much joy Catherine...
Sending hugs,
Judy

Eileen said...

Love the quote! I need to take it to heart because I always feel guilty when I'm not busy....how sad is that?

I have four day weekend too, and I did almost nothing yesterday. I'm going to try to half that today!

Enjoy your weekend!

Pantherka said...

This is a great ... Enjoy the weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved this - and I agree with you. There is a time for rest.

Susan said...

Enjoy it all!

Smareis said...

Olá querida,
Essa imagem é muito bonita.
Desejo a vocês uma semana cheia de adoráveis ​​escolhas também. Adorei a postagem!
Beijos!
tem atualização!

Barbara said...

I love that quote! I hope you're having an awesome weekend!

sharon said...

Happy Canada Day! you're right. we don't need to prove to anybody how "busy" we need to be. I always thought I might be lazy and then I thought no, I just like to enjoy life a little more than others. :)

Katy Noelle said...

Psssst! I know that I have been MIA but I just couldn't miss the opportunity to come and say 'happy Canada Day!' =) Thinking about you!! =)

xxo

RoeH said...

Now I LIKE this attitude! I've got a friend who is constantly telling me how busy she is. I get so sick of it. I can't remember where I found you but I'm keepin' you. Thanks for the fun post.

SweetMarie said...

I love you! You crack me up!!!
Happy days to you!
hugs,
Marie

Sarah Kim said...

How lovely to know others appreciate simple days :)

Michael Manning said...

Well put, Catherine. Live well and Love well! I think Mister Rogers accomplished this in his lifetime too! A great post!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I agree!
I'm trying to practice that more. just being.
I hope you had a great Canada Day!

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