– Rush – Five Minute Friday
“Come on. let’s get going.”
“Hurry up. We need to go now.”
“Speed up, guys. Let’s go!”
Just a few of many sentences we’ve all said throughout the years.
I know those were sure said when my kids were little. We’d be getting things together to go some where. Year after year was filled with many of those Hurry up’s
Then one day my eyes were opened up from an article I read. I don’t remember the exact words but it sure stuck to me ever since. It stated how kids are always surrounded with those rush-rush words. “Come on! Walk faster,” is one of many said on a routine basis.
Guilt hit me right then and there. I was one molding in my kids minds how life must have a rush-filled feeling 24/7. Not good. From then on I’ve always caught myself when those thoughts began to form. Do we really have to go so fast? became my new question. I then began making it so we weren’t in such a rush so often.
I didn’t change over night, that’s for sure, but I did try my darnedest to get that rush-rush feeling to show up less and less. Slow down, Marianne. Slooooooow down.
How about we see if we all can replace that word ‘Rush’ with that one simple word: Relax.