Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sound & Fury

It's that time of year.  Rushing from one activity to another, from one obligation to the next.  It's just busy.  The end of most days I end up feeling like this!

Holidays, end of year stuff.  Just life in general.  I know for myself personally it's easy to get caught up in the stuff. 

It's been a crazier month than usual in my world.  My birthday, Wine & Dine Half, L's birthday, thanksgiving, a week long business trip ending on E's birthday. For me that's a lot in a short period of time.

As you know I'm a planner, I have to have everything lined out.  Trust me when I tell you I get a little edgy without a full blown plan at least in my head.  Ok, I get a LOT edgy. I have been known to drive people crazy with my desire to know all the details when I'm not at the helm. 

 It's been next to impossible for me to be detailed this year and I've had to step out of several things just because others have come up.  So not my cup of coffee.

This quote mostly out of context hit me today.  "...full of sound and fury, signifying  nothing."  This comes from one of my faves, Macbeth. Yes, I'm being slightly pretentious today, but bare with me.  And yes, I do love Macbeth.  

But in the midst of the busy, I found this today.  


It's a rather unobtrusive little turkey.  I found it tucked away.  For some reason in the midst of my tidying I stopped and read it. I stopped my agenda for the night.  That's the key.  If I hadn't read it, if I had just put it aside with the rest of L's work from school, I wouldn't have gotten the sweet blessing that I did. 

I have been so busy, and trying to squeeze everything in.  Maybe for me that's my sound & fury...I'm doing things but do the things I am doing matter?  Or do they signify nothing? 

My challenge to myself from now until the end of the year and beyond, is not get caught up in the stuff that doesn't matter.  To not constantly be five steps ahead of myself.

Sounds simple, right?! Anyone want to join me?