Are We Forgetting Who We Are?

Sometimes I wonder about myself.  I get into this hamster pattern.  I run around and around in circles till I’m exhausted. At the end of the day I hardly have a chance to speak with my husband, we go to bed and get up and go to work without really saying but a few hurried words to each other. 


Hamster wheel
What Happens if We Can’t Keep Up? 

Great, the week-end is here and we have some time.  Time for what we ask?  Time to get the wash done, change, that darn light bulb that blew out in the middle of our busy week.  We might even get to brushing the dogs, if they are lucky. 

Our favorite is to watch an hour show of Ghost Whisperer with a bit O Champagne in the evening.  On the week-end mornings we sit together and have a morning coffee together and actually talk with each other.  Our faith, spiritual matters come up, and our love of family, and of course the pressing matters of getting all that needs to be done for each day. 

We both asked this past week-end, “Has life just gotten too fast for us humans in general?”   We think so.  Do we even have time to know who we are?  What do you think?

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I love animals & working to protect them. The way I do this is mainly by supporting environmental bills that will help ensure their safety. I have two tri color Collies of my own, named Kindr N Stix that I adore & love to write about as well. I enjoy to throw a splash of humor and music videos when the mood strikes me as well. Welcome and hope you enjoy your visit.
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9 Responses to Are We Forgetting Who We Are?

  1. Nan says:

    Great post, Dawn … and I love the reminder to bite lip when waiting for fast food. LOL
    Isn’t it interesting that our ancestors had so much more to DO to exist — carry water from a creek, boil it, add lye to wash clothing, stir that boiling water with a stick on a hot day (!), then haul heavy wet items out and wring them out before hanging them on a line or across a fence in the sun. (And we just press a few buttons.)

    They also tilled the ground, carried off rocks and prepped the land for planting, hoeing, picking and putting up the surplus in jars or down in the cold cellar for the lean months of winter. Some of them may have had coal heat, which meant shoveling those chunks of black rock into a furnace and dealing with the dust and grime. (We click a thermostat.)

    And fixing breakfast! Going to the barn for eggs, milking the cow, pumping water (or hauling it) to wash up, then prepping the food and cooking it over a wood-burning stove that must be kept at a certain temp. Doing this in the winter might have been a fuzzy-good feeling, but in summer when the sweat’s rolling down your neck and back? (And we pop an egg into the microwave or onto an electric griddle.)

    Oh, I forgot to mention harnessing the horses for garden work, raising extra corn and grains for their winter feed, cutting down hay with a scythe and bundling it for all the animals’ bedding, shoveling the muck out of their stalls, hitching up the wagon for a trip to church or town, etc. (And we turn a key in the ignition.)

    Yet with all this, our ancestors **found time** to sit on the porch in the cool of the evening and rock and relax. And we think we’re busy!

    • pawzy4 says:

      Hi Nan,
      Boy, you did go on the time travel. lol I did enjoy going back with you there. To think, all we have to do is bite our lips every once in a while. That is not so hard to do.
      We are busy because of technology I believe. TV, phones, computers. It’s just sped everything up a few degrees. Gee, that is probably where global warming is from. I have felt the back of my computer. It’s warm back there.
      Have a great day. Love your comment. Pawz

  2. Howie says:

    We forget many important things While getting caught in this race we call life: Where we’ve been. The ones we’ve lost. The friends of the past. Our friends we still have and the friends we could still make if we weren’t so busy. The special times that are shared. The faith, the hope and the love we all need to remember, we all to often forget.
    Thank you for reminding us to remember who we are!

    • pawzy4 says:

      Thank you Howie for your wonderful thoughts. So good to know that there are so many out there that take the time to pause and listen and even more time to respond.

  3. Danny says:

    Very well written! love it!

    • pawzy4 says:

      Thank you Dean for your comment.

      You have a wonderful site, full of wonderful pet products. I wanted to leave you a comment there but not on face book. My daughter had the cat condo and loved it. She had to give up the cat in a move though.

      You have a great list of grooming products as well, wonderful work!

    • pawzy4 says:

      Oops, I think I got your name wrong. I believe your name is Danny. Sorry about that.


  4. Mary A says:

    I think you are absolutely correct. We have so expanded our responsibilities and activities, that something gets lost in the shuffle…..usually it is family. Being a retired person, you’d think that I now have a lot more time….Wrong!! My days are busier now then when I was working full time. It seems that every single minute has to be filled up with a must do, or want to do, or have been waiting to do…..when all we really need to do is let up, lighten up, and loosen up. The house isn’t going to fall down if it isn’t dusted every day (every day??…ha, ha…not at my house!). I think we’re on treadmills and that we somehow believe we must go faster and faster or we’re going to miss something important. In reality, it is just the opposite.

    Thank you for this most important post. It is a reminder to all of us that we must stop and take notice of our lives. Maybe do some better prioritizing and maybe, just maybe, take time to stop and smell the roses. Today is the first day of the rest of my life…..I’m going to live it!! 🙂

    • pawzy4 says:

      Hi Mary,
      I was glad to hear that I’m not the only one that doesn’t dust 7 days a week. lol Nope, not at my house either. Our dogs get brushed before dusting gets done for gosh sakes. : ) Really enjoyed and thank you for your response.

      I really hope to see more folks on the side of the road soon, sniffin flowers. Okay, maybe not that but putting more time into what matters. Family and friends first. It is so hard with the computerized world now. 1st step, bite lip and not get upset when fast food takes longer than our expectations. I think that is a great first step.

      Here’s to livin our life! As Garth Brooks song says, “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”
      Have a nice day,

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