While recently corresponding with list member Lloyd D., he was bemoaning the fact that people are just too busy these days. He fears that our attention span is dwindling to the point where we need everything in 15 second slices and we are so constantly absorbed in doing things that our lives will pass without our ever realizing we had one! Being so near the crest of the "busy-ness" wave my own self, and knowing how it makes me feel, I can't help but agree with him.
And then, last night while catching up on some email, I ran across this quote, attributed to Blaise Pascal: "I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber."
And then, while researching topics for your daily post, I ran across this study, conducted by United Kingdom media researchers M-Lab.
Things don't look good for us technophiles. I think we should all strive to work in a little more unplugged time each day.
AN E-MAIL BLESSING
Peace be unto you, your computer, and the email you receive this day.
May the mail you receive not require you to multiply it tenfold or return it within a limited time frame.
May the mail you receive not require you to take action in order to prove your love, friendship, or concern for the welfare of the sender.
May the mail you receive not start with "Fw: Fw: Fw:" in the Subject line.
May the spammers who know your address all go on holiday at the same time.
May the mail you receive not require you to carry a steel plate on which to sit upon in theaters, motels, and other public places.
May the calls to action your mail encourages be real, true, forthright, and honest.
May your inaction to mail you receive not cause the death of monks, missionaries, mothers, or those who are misguided.
Above all of this, may peace and harmony be yours until tomorrow.
[with thanks to Pastor Tim's Clean Laugh; edits and additional material by Mark Raymond]
WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you." (Job 22:21)