Picture this — You wake up, commute to work or to school, juggling multiple projects at a time, answering your colleague’s question of “How are you?” with “BUSY!”, leaving work with just enough time to squeeze in a workout class to whiz through your errands, rush home to make dinner, fire off your ‘important’ emails, and hope that you get just enough sleep to do it all over again tomorrow. Sound familiar? We pride ourselves on our ‘busy-ness’, as if being busy were a sign of achievement and value in and of itself. Lets face it — there are few things more glorified in our culture than being busy.
But the truth is we all have time for the things that are most important to us. No one has ever starved to death because they couldn’t find time to eat. We prioritize what matters most to us in our lives. For Day 4 of UR Enough’s Twelve Days of Kindness, we are going to slow it down, stop being busy, and remember the important things in our life. That old friend we haven’t talked to in a while, we are going to call them. A family member that we’ve been meaning to visit, we are going to go see them. Take the time to focus on the people in your life that you have once told you’re busy. Because in the end, your identity isn’t based on what you do or how much you do. It’s based on how you think and share, how deeply you can love, how much peace you can bring, and how you make others feel.
Stay tuned for Day 5 of UR Enough’s Twelve Days of Kindness. If you are challenging yourself by joining us to spread love and cheer this holiday season, remember to use the hashtag #UREnoughX12DaysofKindness.