What is it that makes our minds wonder off in the distant future, so far ahead of where we need to be? What is it about retailers that make them forget to “simmer” a while and let each month just be what it is supposed to be. What is it about our mindset, that makes anyone think people want to start Christmas shopping in October?
I’m sure there are many answers to the questions, the love of money being the first. I often think though, that we live in a very fast paced society with very little focus on the here and now. We are being rushed to do everything, in every area of our lives, (except romance…that seems to be a never-ending slow walk.) If my health care provider doesn’t get my check on the first of the month, I receive a threatening letter warning me to mail the check. Never mind the fact that my check isn’t cleared in the bank until the first! If I don’t jump out of the car immediately as it pulls up at the airport drop off area and get all my bags on the sidewalk, security officers yell me at. (This makes my heart race, thinking about being arrested, and just because I do not move at the speed of light)! I have to be ready to do everything quickly or be at risk of being left behind!