It seemed to her that this word had defined everyone's summer this year. She had often wondered besides vacations, what was everyone so busy doing? Wasn't summer the time when you kicked off your shoes and made time to relax? Isn't this the time of year that people get together with their children and neighbors they know well to plan picnic's in the back yard?
When she talked with people she had remembered they said "BUSY". Always busy doing this doing that. Running here running there. Never time to relax because I'm sooo busy!! She had heard alot of apologies saying maybe some other time. She wanted more than anything to make time with people. The ones she thought so much of. She enjoyed people. she enjoyed their stories, their encouragement, their failures and their victories and she longed to be with them. Her summer was slow and without alot of commitments. So much so that at times she just felt stuck. She wondered if all the busy people were aware of the other's in their lives and their hurts and disappointments and their need to just have one person listen to their story, or did their busyness blind them to them. She had remembered how a few years back her busyness had blinded her and how God opened her eyes to those around her who needed her just to listen and offer a prayer, a hug. She didn't realize how blury her vision had become. She had no idea that there were so many around her hurting so bad. Some even in her own family. Her busyness had became her driving force. She needed to be slowed. She had needed to really "SEE" with her own eyes the others around her.
God had showed her how to slow a few years back and she remembered how that slowing had opened her eyes to Him and then to the others around her. She didn't want to miss a thing anymore! She didn't want to miss anyone anymore. She wanted and desired to experience life in the fullest way God had for her. People and the moments that you make with people are so precious. Moments that shouldn't be blurred by busyness. Moments that should be experienced with your eyes fully wide open! Friend where are you today? How are others doing around you today? Don't miss people and don't miss the moments you make with the people. God can slow you and help you to live fully awake!