Balance is a difficult thing. For me, anyway.

One of my favorite blogpeeps, e-mom, reminded me of the “Tyranny of the Urgent” ; in this case, she excerpted a portion of the book bearing the same name by Charles E. Hummel, originally published in 1967 and revised in ’94. Its general premise is summarized by his observation that “We live in a constant tension between the urgent and the important.”

Basically it’s a matter of prioritizing the important things in our lives, so we aren’t reactionary to, and our time governed by, the urgent things that often speak much more loudly and ever-more-so demanding.

Blogging takes time (lol…..huh?). Just this morning, one of my best friends in the world was ripping me about how much time it must take to write–and read–to “know” y’all well enough to refer you to other places in the blogosphere. As fellow bloggers, I don’t have to tell ya that you get a feel pretty early on whether or not you’re kindreds. The problem is, there are a heckofa lot of kindreds (I’m smiling). And the neatest thing about my kindredbloggerfriends is that there’s so much diversity! I like that. But, because I’ve seen how easy it is to spend way too much time in front of a computer screen, I’m not reading…and commenting as much as I’d like to. Always a game of catch up for me, but some of y’all know that pattern better than me :). Heck, believe it or not, I’m not even writing as much as I’d like (lol).

Anyway, I just want y’all to know, you feed my soul in a sense. You know ad nauseum that I’m a words of encouragement girl. Lawd, chile, I’ve written about it over and over, and honestly, right now I’m too lazy too pressed for time to find the other links. Your words touch me; while I am most certainly not interested in readers who agree with me all the time, an intelligent difference of opinion feeds me just as much as one that shares my view (although most of my stuff is random and rather non-controversial to begin with).

Today, I was once again overwhelmed by the kindness of another favorite blog pal, Iris over at Sting My Heart, aka Eph2810. She was blowing all kinds of air up my skirt–y’all might as well start calling me Marilyn ;). She decorated my blog with a new little button thing in my right sidebar 🙂 (read her post and you’ll know why I’m Snoopy Dancin’).

I promise, this stuff doesn’t swell my head, it humbles me. It gives me reason to be thankful. It reminds me that my words carry responsibility.

…think before you speak….

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