Busy busy.

“I’m sorry i can’t, I’m just too busy.”

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As a direct seller this is probably what I hear the most from people. I completely respect that. BUT, I do have to question it sometimes.

For some, it’s an easy way to gently tell me no, and that’s great. A simple No works too.

Or is it an automated response now? When people ask us how life is, we immediately respond, “we’re keeping so busy! Or it’s crazy busy!” It almost feels like it’s a contest sometimes.. I’m busier than you, ...and we GLORIFY that busyness. Like if you get SO busy you might get a metal or something.

When was the last time you slowed down? Said no. Decided you didn’t want to be BUSY that day. Answered the question of how are you, by saying, “I’m well, relaxed, enjoying my life.”

It gets back to choices. Decisions. We all make them every day, and each of our choices adds up to the life we’re living the moment we’re in. But if we’re too BUSY to even notice that moment, what’s the point?

I also hear this A LOT from moms. We’ve got kids to feed, to run to this practice, and that event. You’re busy. I do not doubt that. But when was the last time you were busy for YOURSELF. You did something you enjoy, like a craft (or whatever you like) got so caught up in it, you lost track of time and didn’t even realize you were busy with it?

This is how I feel about my tupperware business. I can get caught up in working on it, and poof, hours later I’m wondering what happened to the time. Now, I’m not saying that Tupperware will be that for everyone, but it could.. it challenges me, allows me to be creative, keeps me growing as a person, a leader and a business woman.

I think many of us are working too hard at being “busy.” My hope for everyone out there is that you are busy doing the things that you love.

I believe everything I read on the internet...

Ok, so maybe that's not true, but i do find myself getting sucked into articles that i read or see on the internet. there is so much information out there. some true, some partially true, and some true for some people, but not others. 

The other night during dinner, i was picking on dave while he ate (poor guy!), and reminded him that he shouldn't be drinking so much water with his meal, because, of course, i had read somewhere on the internet that this wasn't good for you. well, dave wasn't having it, and he wanted to know why. so i googled it, because thats how you find the answer to all questions, right?!?

and we found mixed results. one article says you should be drinking water during meals, and the next says you shouldn't... so what are you supposed to believe??

this brings me to my point:

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET.

Does anyone remember this State Farm commercial? 

We love this commercial at our house, and a lot of times, when i mention something i have read on the internet, dave will say "bonjour," reminding me to step back and truly evaluate what it is i'm believing (I really get sucked into "suggestions" on what i should be eating, how i should be exercising, what i should be wearing, etc.)

so i challenge all of you, when you're taking in all that information overload we are bombarded with every day, to think to yourself, is this really true, and does this really make sense, and make sense in my life? 

Bonjour.