When Busy Minutes and Seconds Are The Only Measures Of Worth

Busy human lives

The vehicle came to a slow stop at the intersection. Pedestrians crossed the road, hurrying to arrive at the destination, giving off the distinct vibe that they had to fill every second of the day to feel productive; that there must be a physically tangible result for the time spent on any endeavor.   Busy minutes and seconds were allocated as a measure of worth. As a result,  time given to quiet contemplation and reflection seemed to garner little value.

Through the window,  I watched the humans scurrying about.  I thought about life, about my life in particular;  walking in the park, chasing birds and squirrels, frequently hearing ‘atta boy’ and ‘good doggy,’  playing with my fur friends, taking long naps, getting cuddles, and hugs.

I thought about the simplicity of my life and I wondered if it was this simplicity that brought contentment.

And then I wondered about those busy human lives.

Peace,

Jack

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8 Comments

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    Rebecca Sanchez
    December 12, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Jack, you have it right! We humans fill our lives up with business and things and that can often distract us from our truthful journey. Thanks for the reminder – and I hope you get a lot more snuggles too!

    • Reply
      jackandandrea
      December 18, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Rebecca,
      Thanks for the comment. And my snuggle count has gone up. Yay me. Jack

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    Jenna Emmons
    December 12, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    You are a seriously Zen little pup! I wish more humans thought about these things

    • Reply
      jackandandrea
      December 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you Jenna. I wish that too. Jack

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    Molly Weinfurter
    December 12, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    This is a great post! I notice that I often feel like I need to be busy all the time, but this helped remind me that we sometimes need to just sit back and enjoy life like our dogs do. 🙂

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      jackandandrea
      December 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Sometimes the view of life thought dogs’ lens is the best.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Jack

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    PetCurve
    December 13, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I’m sure you are a good boy Jack. Way to do a great job making us think about enjoying the little things and small moments in life!

    • Reply
      jackandandrea
      December 18, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you. I like to think of myself as a good boy. Small, deeply felt moments in life are the best. Jack

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