All posts tagged: busyness

Snail Mail and Knee-Jerk Reactions {A lesson in the unchangeable sixty-second minute}

I’ve been thinking about the mail today. Perhaps it’s the weather. We’ve had driving sleet, snow, hail and all manner of inclement conditions, but just like the old ad says, they deliver. I realize I have no control over the mail. Each day envelopes come containing good news and bad, bills and blessings, offers and coupons and of course, there’s the junk. I’ve found that around my house the mail piles up. We have mail habits, not all of them good. Do you?             There’s a stack from the end of last week when things got too busy.             There’s the stack that got sorted, with bills set on top.              There’s the stack that got stuck in the bedroom when we had company and needed to clear the counters in a hurry. All our snail mail habits involve stacking. And I must confess, I recently sorted and deleted an enormous virtual stack just  a few weeks ago. Over 800 messages. …