I’m a little out of words today (it’s been a long year) so I thought I’d keep it all short and simple. I like the idea of this quote because it is infinitely flexible and can shed a ray of light on to the kind of life you might like to lead. Given that I have (always) been on a journey to try to work out what exactly it is that I want my life to look like, this struck a chord with me. It was a simple phrase to which I responded: “Yes”.
Giving a “yes” so unreservedly is difficult for me when it comes to life–I’m often too busy being unsure, second guessing, and asking myself “is this what will really make me happy?”, and not knowing how to answer that question. But this quote made me realize that there are many aspects of life to which I can answer “Yes”–they may not be questions like “Do you want to follow a career in [insert career choice here]”, but they are meaningful questions that, together, might allow me to build my life from the inside out. And given that I seem unable to pick out the big stuff (where to live, what to do), answering yes to some smaller, and yet incredibly important questions, might, one by one, lead me in the right direction. So…
If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy. Yes.
If you are too busy to listen to a friend, you are too busy. Yes.
If you are too busy to get out of the city, you are too busy. Yes.
If you are too busy to go to France, you are too busy. Yes.
If you are too busy to walk your dog, you are too busy. Yes.
What about you? What is so important to you that if you are too busy to do it, you are simply too busy?
Are you too busy to giggle at this?