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"Overwhelmed Is a Danger Sign" By Rolly A. Chabot

Updated on May 30, 2012
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Just a short hub is what I feel compelled to write after talking to a dear friend today. It has to do with becoming overwhelmed with the pressures of life and what they can do to us if we allow them to take over.

Taking the time for us is so important. We all need the time to debrief and to step back and look at what is driving us. Take the time to slow and study yourself is my wish. No matter who you are it is important. Your health and well being are of such great value and it matters to us all whom come and go in life.

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Stop The Bus

I have written on this subject often in the past in my past persona's here on HP. Any whom have followed me down this path know I have been around and yes often go back and visit what I have written about.

Is it important that we become successful and accomplished at what we do. I think it is something that has become so ingrained into us that sometimes we fail to look at the person of ourselves. What is it that makes us happy and contented with where we are in life. We have entered into this world of the need for instant everything. All must happen overnight or we are missing out on something.

I often step back and think of a time when life was so simple. I will date myself here and tell you that I once lived in a time when there were no cell phones. The Internet was a thing which was in its inception. A time where I had to light a fire in the stove to heat water or to cook. A time when as a child I had no toys except the ones I made. A time when a tin can and a stick would keep me occupied for hours on end.

I recall the days when I would sit back and drift done a river or simply float on a lake in a canoe. The only thing that would disturb me and my thoughts was a fish that would take the bait. A time when I would fall asleep no matter where I was knowing the day would take care of itself. It was a simple life and a life that had many rewards.

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No Matter

Can we do the same today. I mean stop all that is happening and focus on what really matters. I mean look at the rat race we have created around us. We run and run here and there doing what ever that needs to be done. We have so many gadgets and toys to make our lives more efficient. We justify them to give us more time in an already busy schedule.

The question is what do we do with the extra time we have given ourselves. In most cases it has allowed us to cram more of those must do things into our lives. We are so busy doing we have forgotten to look at the down time we so desperately need in life. Something as simple as leaving all the communication devices at home and going for a walk. Spending and investing time back into ourselves is so very important.

I often sit back and look at time and ask what is it other than a gift. Lets be reasonable and consider the time we have. Can it be taken aways from us in the blink of an eye? It can and far to often we see it happen. One minute a person is here and the next they are gone.

Take something as simple as lighting a fire to heat water for coffee. Is it instant no there is a process to follow. It requires you to sit and be patient. It affords you the time to think instead of having to multi task. Not all of us can build a fire I realize but there are so many things we can do in life where we will find some rewards. Maybe spoil yourself today and have a long hot bubble bath. A cup of your favorite tea and maybe even settle in with a good book. Better yet call a friend and tell them you love them. Take the time you have been given and live it wisely and remember life and time are a gift not to be tossed away with doing. Maybe you can just be and enjoy it.

Above all else know that you are dearly and truly loved by this Canadian writer that has a heart for each of you that read these words. Take some time today and just be you. It may surprise you to know that you actually like yourself and just who you are when you are at rest. The only time many of us have where we are quiet is when we are asleep. Find a happy medium please for yourselves.


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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Perspycacious ... welcome to the Fireside and pleased you found something here which brought a spark... thanks for the comment and pleased if these few words brought some insight.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      We treated me. You took the time to write the Hub. I took the time to read and comment, and because of both our actions I received the treat you meant for me, if I would just arrive here to discover it. Well done, and thanks.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Audrey... so true the word juggling and should we drop one thing we end up dropping them all. Thus the importance to take the time we need for us. Thanks for the comment... love the picture of juggling.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Rolly--it is so important to slow down ---as I move into my slower season, I have started to think about that again--I am always amazed at how many things I keep juggling around day to day--Smiles!!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Gail... glad I brought back some of the old memories... they are precious. I recall once asking my Dad at 90 what kept him so young. He smiled and answered "When I look in the mirror when I shave I see that little kid in me daily."

      Now there is some wisdom I cherish he passed onto me... treasure the time Gail...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Loved this. I too, remember those simpler childhood times you wrote about.

      Now I find that the older I get, the more prescious time becomes and I highly value time spent with loved ones, in nature, and in studying things that fascinate me.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

      Sending Hub Hugs,

      Gail

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Angela... first of course is a warm welcome to the Fireside... I do hope you find some peace, a few laughs and should you shed a tear its ok... we all do that on occasion. Watch out for Quigley... she is the monster dog in the house.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Great Idea's from you Canadians... LOL Thanks for sharing!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hugs from Canada

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      Loves To Read 5 years ago

      Hi Rolly it is lovely to read your work again. You always have a wonderful story to tell and words of wisdom for the soul. I was led here by my beautiful sister Skye who posted on Facebook. I must get back to writing now that life is getting back to normal. I look forward to catching up with all my HP friends.

      Always in His Love

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Ashley... glad to hear you second the thought Gypsy has come up with...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Ask Ashley 5 years ago from California

      Wow, Gypsy. That is a great idea and challenge. Unless I'm camping, I think it may be hard to do that, but I'd like to give it a try as well.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Gypsy... Thanks and double thanks for the thought... what a novel idea... I like it very much. Hmmm I'am thinking that would be an awesome challenge to throw out to us all in the hubbing community. Please write a hub about the experience. I have this really peaceful image in my mind now of you and many caught up in rest... thank you...

      PS... move over and make some room...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Ah, yes the simple life. Could I but throw all my electronic gadgets away. Alas they are with me to stay. However you have inspired me to take some time for myself and reflect. So this weekend I will light a candle, use no electricity and just let my mind find peace. Maybe I'll come up with a whole new kind of inspiration. Any thoughts I have will be written with pen on paper by candlelight. Hugs from Riga.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Sky... special hugs as always from Canada. Hope all is well with you and hubby...think of you guys often...

      Hugs as always

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Ashley... great to see you here and thanks for the comment. We are doers in the finest sense of the word. Unless we are doing something we feel empty. The quiet times are such a blessing and we can be recharged again.

      Hugs from Canada

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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      rolly it is ok. I have a hard time getting all over the hubs as well. You know I love ya and will always be over for a visit. I know you will be over when you can. Funny how the Lord gives us things to write that we are going through and sometimes do not know it. He is too cool. Writing is an eye opener into our souls. Glad you had a long walk. Jesus love you. Your sista. See you soon. (0;

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      Ask Ashley 5 years ago from California

      What a wonderful hub, Rolly, and a great reminder to actually live life and enjoy it, instead of letting it pass you by.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Sky... great to see you again. Been missing you at the Fireside of late. Most likely my fault as I have been bouncing around so much of late. Funny as I was writing this I come to a place of realizing that yes I need to take my own advise. Took the better part of the afternoon and went for a long walk... was good to get away and just be.

      Hugs from Canada

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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Rolly I had to get the Kleenex. The Spirit of God speaks through you my brother. You are such a love bro. Thank you for writing a reminder for all. God made no junk. We live in a fallen world. There was a time that there were no questions, GOD was. I am revealing my age too rolly. The enemy comes only to steal kill destroy. We need to keep our eyes on the creator, the Prince of Peace.

      I love your writing and there was no mistake I happened to see it on the feed. I think I am off to a bubble bath. God Bless you brother and of course the Mrs Quill and quigley. Hugs to you in Canada. Your sister in Christ loves ya.

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