I must say...Sorry. I missed an entire day. My apolgies. I had intent to do the blog later in the afternoon and came down with a migraine. So here we go...yesterday's word is BUSY.
Now that is indeed a word that it seems everyone uses quite a bit. Simple four letter word, but so much is packed into that word. How busy can we be? How much do we load ourselves down with? Are we doing the things that are necessary? Are we running like a chicken without it's head? In the time tht we are busy, are we also busy with things that we find enjoyable? If you have a job...do you find enjoyment in it? If you have a hobby...is it enjoyable or has it become stressful? People can be busy and still accomplish nothing...isn't that true? We can run around in circles at times. The real busy is when good things are accomplished.
Were we busy as children...sometimes that answer is yes, and I see that in today's world children are even busier. My question to that statement would be..."is this really good for them?" Is all that structure that seems to be in children's lives really that needed? Do they lose that sense of imagination? Well, I guess it depends on what they are busy with.
When I look at how life has evolved, I see that the pressures are much higher, but the mental usage has changed. One major worry that i have is when I deal with the Alzheimer residents, there is great need for hand and eye work. Building memory skills. Are our youth developing enough of this or has the computerized age removed this? In a math class, they now use calculaters...and when many are asked to make change...they get confused if the computerized registers don't work. I remember when I was in school. I had to learn the times table. Anyone out there rmember that? Our brains were our computers. We managed to file away data that we learned.
My main comment for the word Busy is that is has changed. Busy used to mean mental usage. Today Busy means running from here to there. I just wonder where everyone is going?
Quote for the day: Life is what happens when ou are busy making other plans.