Oh how we can get so many things accomplished each day…  How many of you can recognize yourself in that picture?    And, at the end of the day, do you pat yourself on the back for your many completed tasks….or do you collapse into your bed feeling exhausted and drained?????

‘Oh, if I only had one more hand I could carry all of the groceries in the house at once and turn the doorknob…so they weigh fifty pounds and my wrists are ready to fall off…’

‘Oh look, I can talk on the phone and cook dinner at the same time….so what if my neck is permanently cocked to one side?’

‘Oh how wonderful!  I can talk to you and text and answer emails all at the same time….so what was it that you were saying again?’

Sound familiar?????  This is so often what our lives look like these days.  So much can get done, and yet so much  is missing.

Maybe I should take multiple trips to the car for those groceries, or perhaps buy less and have fresher produce.

Perhaps I should just sit and have a phone conversation and only a phone conversation, and appreciate the person behind the voice on the other end.

Maybe I should concentrate on one person at a time so that I can not only hear, but listen, really listen to what someone may be sharing with me.

And perhaps, at the end of the day, I may not have everything on my list checked off, but I may smile because I shared my time that day with someone  I really care about!