Good morning everyone….

I woke up this morning wondering why this week has felt so long. Then I realized that it is Thursday so I felt a little better….so close to Friday.

When we come off of a holiday weekend sometimes we get all messed up just by having that Monday off. You would think that by going through this year after year I would adjust. (I’m sure that my Mama would have had a saying for this one!)

And….this brings me to the topic of life going WAY TOO FAST!!! For instance, what is with the text messaging language? Seriously I do not get it and I’m not sure that I will.

Oh, I try to have fun just like the next person but I’m getting lost in all of the letters. Here’s an example…..George and I thought we would be “with it” by using some of these letters in our e-mails to each other.

We use LOL. One day our kids saw it and asked us if we knew what LOL means? We said, “Sure, it means lots of love!” We were so proud of ourselves; we just beamed for being in “the know.”

Well my kids are still laughing. They informed us that LOL means laugh out loud. Not only do we “not know” but our kids are still laughing at us. That is OK because we still use LOL because we still “lots of love” each other.

I’m telling ya’ we are all going too fast. How about real talk with each other not these letters which obviously some of us misinterpret. It is called conversation and we all need real talk. We all need to be understood and that takes real talk.

How about slowing down? We race from one store to the next, from one sports related activity to the next, from one job to the next, from one meal to the next and the race goes on and on.

Then at the end of the day when we should have real family time; we find ourselves asleep at the table or on the couch because we have already given the best of ourselves to things that REALLY DO NOT MATTER!!!

I met with a friend of mine a few days ago and she just fell into my arms saying how very tired she was. My heart broke for her. Where is her enjoyment in life? She is as tired as many of us are. We are failing to enjoy this journey called life.

Are we meant to run on a hamster wheel? Did God create us just to be robots that race from one thing to the other? I believe not. So what if we miss an activity or two….so what?

Truly a difference in our lives will be made when we slow down, enjoy and be thankful for our beautiful world that God gave to us and live a real life with our family and friends. I don’t want to miss a single blessing that God has for me….how about you? LOL Nancy

Author's Bio: 

Nancy A. Lennert, author of "The Good Idea" and "JustAsk...Let The Spirit Guide You" I am a motivational speaker whose desire it is to "Empower You In The Marketplace". I believe that it is not doing certain things but doing things in a certain way which will lead to success both in your personal life and professional life.