When I was growing up my parents always told me that every year of my life will feel like it is going faster and faster. I don’t think back then I believed them, but I sure do now. This year has felt like this…Rushing water

It feels like each year is like a waterfall or stream that is wearing away with time and rushes down the mountain faster and faster with less resistance. I’m not sure you can stop this phenomenon of time moving faster, so I guess all you can do is try to be present in the moment. By being present you don’t miss as much, you can experience each part of life, and hopefully keep time from feeling like it is moving so fast. It’s almost Thanksgiving and I feel like the stores and big business has just passed over this time for everyone to be thankful for what they have. At Halloween there were already Christmas decorations out and it made me cringe…. Others may disagree, but by putting out these decorations, etc. out so early and basically skip Thanksgiving… it spoils these holidays and tries to force people to not value Thanksgiving and Christmas as they were meant to be celebrated with reverence and thanksgiving. So I refuse to be dragged into the commercialism that big business has tried to turn holiday into. I chose instead to celebrate these holidays as they come and with appropriate feelings of appreciating, caring, thoughtfulness, and thanks. I hope you will join me. It helps ones time to at least not be fast forwarded and hopefully help our time to feel like it moving at an appropriate speed 😉

6 Comments on “Rushing Time

  1. This beautiful post is very timely for me. Both of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons are so truly special and each deserves it’s own splendor!

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • I am so happy it spoke to you. It has been weighing on my mind for a while. I just think hubby and I are trying so hard to fight commercialism and focus on being thankful and giving each holiday their appropriate due mainly thanksgiving and Christmas. I think last year since we usually have all our shopping done by thanksgiving… we were then able to focus on advent and anticipating a day to celebrate. I think now going forward this will be a focus for us as we downsize our lives and focus more on what God would want us to. You are right each day deserves its own splendor 🙂

  2. I hate to sound bah humbug but I think all of our holidays have been commercialized to the point that they are just shopping opportunities any more. It takes a lot of work within your own family to keep any of them meaningful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your readers, and ‘no’ I won’t be shopping but spending time with my grandkids. 🙂

    • Nope your right they are all too commercial…. I just think its the biggest shame for Thanksgiving and Christmas… they have been pushed the furthest from their original intent, except with those of us who refuse to be pushed that way. 😉 I am glad to hear you will be valuing the true meaning of Thanksgiving and being thankful with your grandkids… I hope it is a very special time 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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