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Living An ‘Express’ Life


I dug this post from my “draft archive”. Even though I wrote it over three years ago, it’s still true today. Life truly is about balance. In all the chaotic “express” we live in, find balance and slow down.

I am such an impatient person. Really, I am always in a hurry no matter what I’m doing. This is a problem that I have been trying to overcome for years. In the past couple of years I has bothered me more and more.

I’m that person who is always fidgeting and almost, if not for real, tapping my foot while waiting in line and the grocery store or McDonald’s line. My mind is racing, thinking of all the things I could be doing, but instead I’m waiting on someone to get out of my way. Truth is, I probably wouldn’t be doing what I “could be doing” anyway.

Why am I in such a hurry?

We live in such a place now where everything is right at our fingertips. Just look at us with our smart phones, smart tvs, smart watches…..everything right there!

I went to get my oil changed today. The name of the service stations is ‘Express’ Lube. I went from there to the walk-in clinic to get my shot. The name of that clinic is ‘Express’ Med. We go to get lunch at a ‘Fast’ food place. This list could go on and on. Why is everyone in such a hurry?

I don’t know, but I believe it’s causing great anxiety in a lot of people. We rush here and rush there. We’re too busy to do anything that matters any more because we’re constantly rushing to do things that, if we really stopped and thought about it, aren’t really so important after all.

I long for a time when life was much slower, a time when cars didn’t go so fast and neither did people. I’ve never known of that time, at least not how it was in my grandparent’s days. I think that would be much healthier for us and lot more satisfying. And I probably wouldn’t have the issues I have with being impatient either. Slow down people! Life is too short!


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