COMMENTARY: Busy Rhymes With Tizzy


Posted: February 6, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Gwen Rockwood

I’ve always been a sucker for great quotes, and I usually find them when I’m surfing around on Pinterest — a website where people “pin” or keep photos, articles and other interesting tidbits they find online. One of the best things I’ve ever found on Pinterest was this quote: “Stop the glorifi cation of busy.” Those fi ve little words reached right off the computer screen and pinned the word “hypocrite” right across my chest. I talk a good game about how much I like and need “down time,” free of appointments and expectations. Sometimes I write about the need to slow down and enjoy the kids and stop rushing around all the time. But the ugly truth is that — like so many people (and you know who you are) — I’m a busy junkie.

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