How to Stop Running Around like a Chicken with its Head Cut Off
Stop Running Around Like Chickens With Their Heads Cut Off
Stop Pulling Your Hair Out
While in the shower this morning, I was reminded (this thought just popped into my head for some unknown reason) about a saying that my mother would always say to us growing up in Georgia. She would tell all of us siblings, and I am the oldest of four siblings—“You all are running around like chickens with their heads cut off.” I never understood what in the world she was talking about then.
She would also tell us, when we would get into a big hurry, "I am so glad your head is attached, as you would lose it somewhere." Can you imagine! I was really glad mine was attached, as I know I would lose mine somewhere. Ha.
I do know, and I am sure we all can relate to this “running around like chickens with their heads cut off,” especially in today’s world. My mother was attempting to tell us to slow down, and to not run off into a hundred different directions without any focus.
Do You even Know in Which Direction You Are Going?
Note: I buy my chicken at the grocery store, as I did not grow up on a farm or in the country.
However, my husband tells me about such things, as he has seen his grandmother grab up a chicken and chop! Then, a little while later supper was on the table, extra fresh to say the least. But once a chicken’s head is cut off, they really do run around, not having a clue where they are running to, or why.
How A Chicken Can Run Around With Its Head Cut Off
Seems as though:
Everyday, its hop out of bed, into the shower, slurp down some coffee, get dressed, hop into the car, drive an hour to work, work all day, run errands during lunch, hop in the car to go home, drive an hour, cook, clean, do laundry, get into bed again. Wake up the next day, and start all over again. And my children are grown!
Well, this is not exactly the truth here always in this present time, as I have learned to take things a lot slower.
However, on those days, when the power fluxes and my alarm does not go off, or for some reason I do oversleep, well, the chicken is just running around again without her head!!!!
If you do work outside of the home, here are some tips to help your morning go well (as my children are grown, I will not go into that aspect of the morning routine of young children in the home, but I remember well those days) – in fact, just until recently, my grown son and his children, my granddaughters, lived with us for 18 months due to circumstances beyond their control):
First and foremost, the night before, set your coffeemaker to automatically brew the coffee in the morning, so you will have it ready to enjoy when you wake up! And waking up to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee in the morning is a great way to wake up.
Also, have the clothes you are going to wear the next day ready the night before.
Get up a little earlier to enjoy the sun rising.
Drink your coffee out on your back porch.
Have your morning devotion time and quiet time with the Lord.
Make time for prayer in the morning, as it is essential to starting your day off on the right foot.
Praise the LORD and thank Him for the day.
No matter what our circumstances, whether working or not, or retired, we should all take the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and it is time to stop “running around like chickens with their heads cut off!”
In other words, slow down. We are only here but for a short while, and although we all have things that need to be done each day, please take the time, or make the time, to enjoy the little things that make life oh so grand.
Although, I am one to give advice about this morning issue, I am not always one to follow my own advice. You are most likely to see a woman running around like . . . well, you know. Enough said here.
Another Aspect of This Comes to Mind Here Lately
Hmm . . . just thought about this in light of the political aspect of what is going on right now.
© Copyright Faith Reaper, September 6, 2012
This reminded me of a song from long ago. Please enjoy.