>Haste Makes Waste

>Lately I’ve been examples #1 through 347 why this phrase is true. Frantic energy accomplishes nothing other than creating more situations to problem solve. My feeling a sense of urgency to give my kids an immediate response, to finally be on time somewhere, to maximize time and proceed with speed has only produced destruction this week. In an effort to make haste I made waste happen.

…backed out of the garage…(before the garage door was fully open)
…dropped the coffee pot on the tile floor, shattering it to smitherings.
…forgot to pack a bottle nipple for Josiah’s bottle, made a mad dash to store while out in order to get one, bought one, then found out after the store that it was the WRONG thing!
… forgot the grocery list and came home with kind of what we needed for the week

This morning a lady at the library commented on how calm I was while at story time with a baby strapped to my body and a 2yr old running around my feet. HA! If only she knew.

I don’t like this hurried and harried business. I’m going to go back to taking it slow, most likely being late, responding to others when I can, and giving up the guilt about it. Any other way, I’m just building obstacles for myself to climb over. It’s time to slow down.

If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly. ~Saint Vincent de Paul

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday. ~A.A. Milne

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