Of the passing of time

Two days a week are noted on my schedule as “off.” I am very lucky. Some people I know never really get a day off.


I was in the middle of kneading the dough for my chicken and dumplings recipe when it hit me that perhaps the reason we have so much stress in our lives is due to the fact that we sit.

In many “undeveloped” countries, and even just 200 years ago in America, the majority of one’s time was spent in survival mode. How to grow and cultivate, or raise your own food. How to sew your own clothes. Build your own house.

Now we sit and think.

Except for those who do manual labor, obviously.

They think while in motion.

Just thoughts today.

What one thing can you do to help you eliminate stress and feel accomplished?

baked baking chef dough
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One thought on “Of the passing of time

  1. In order to eliminate stress, sometimes I simply have to take things off my plate. I was considering a trip to Virginia next month (had a hotel reservation, but no plane tickets). I wanted to see the fall leaves and relatives, and my birthplace. But, I just have so much to do now, the smartest thing was to cancel and go later. I will miss the fall leaves and chilly weather, but not the added stress to my life when not needed.

    How I feel accomplished: finishing a task I agreed to do on time (which mostly seems to involve sitting in front of a computer — welcome to our world today).


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