Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Who Has Stolen All the Time?

By C. LaRene Hall

The last few weeks I’ve been feeling a lot like this 14th Article of Faith that I happened to run across while filing some things away.

We believe in meetings-all that have been scheduled, all that are now scheduled, and we believe that there will yet be many great and important meetings scheduled. We have endured many meetings, and we hope to be able to endure all meetings. Indeed, we may say that if there is a meeting, or anything that resembles a meeting, or anything that we might possibly turn into a meeting, we seek after these things.

Sorry I don’t know who the original author was or I’d certainly give that person credit. I laughed as hard when I read it again, as I did the first time I saw it. Then I stopped as I realized how true it really is.

Every summer my schedule is worse than the year before. No, it’s not always a meeting taking my time, but there’s always something to do. There’s never seems to be an evening that I can just kick back and relax.

Where have all the fun evenings gone? As a child I remember having time to play hide n' seek, or a fun game of tag almost every night before our parents herded us to bed. Summer was my favorite time of year. Now all I get is a hectic feeling as I think of the upcoming things that will fill the rest of my week.

What’s happened to the time I used to spend writing? I swear someone has sneaked inside my house and added many unnecessary things on my calendar. If it’s not that, maybe the sun has zapped all the writing thoughts from inside my head because I’m certainly not getting any writing done this summer.

1 comment:

Cindy Beck said...

Connie,
Boy, isn't that the truth. Time seems like it flies faster and faster!