Sunday, October 10, 2010

Unscheduled

This morning was the first in several months that I did not have hustle to get to a job, a task, a project, or some assignment. I took my cup of tea to my desk and checked my email where I found a message that I'd been saving for weeks about the end of Bloglines. So I decided to important all of my RSS feeds to Google Reader, not that I'd been doing much blog reading lately. The import led to seeing a list of unread posts, and so feeling like I had all the time in the world, I clicked in and started reading.

I read post after post at Zen Habits about simplifying one's life, and one about unscheduling one's life. WOW! This message could not have been more apropos. My life is totally over-scheduled.

Then I clicked into "The Race" and read a post about my daughter-in-law losing a friend to sudden death that was incredibly poignant and tapped into a recurrent worry I've been having about not making the best use of my time.

As I moved back to much earlier posts at "The Race," I found one written way back in January called "Memories." It's a slide show that I'd seen before but relished visiting again. At first, I was smiling but ultimately the show had me weeping with love.

Can I just say that having a free moment this morning, totally unscheduled so that I could just wander at will, led me down a very clear path to the truth about doing less and getting more.

3 comments:

Deborah Batterman said...

I can wholeheartedly relate to this post . . . and it's a wonderful introduction to you. So whatever it is that brought you to my blog, I'm glad you found me. Here's another blog you might appreciate -- http://www.karenmaezenmiller.com/

And I hope you won't mind my linking you to a post of mine on smartlyny, in connection with Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- http://thesmartlyny.com/?p=130

One Leonard Cohen fan to another --

Kathryn Grace said...

I just discovered you and your blog through SheWrites, and what a find! I'm loving the posts, especially this. You and I have in common the discovery of synchronicity in the seemingly random posts we read that help us discover one new thing, all from different viewpoints. Thank you for sharing so beautifully.

Kathryn Grace said...

P.S. I was looking for your follow button. Did I miss it? If you put one up, I'll follow you.