Just Taking Care of Business
How many of you can relate to this….
I was puttering around the house and turned on the radio it was an oldies station and I heard an old favorite of mine called “taking care of business”. And honestly it was the first time I really listened to the words.. They actually have a whole different meaning then what I remembered as a kid.
Perhaps it is because I am older and can relate much more.. As I am sure many of you can as well.
The lyrics go like this:
You get up every morning from your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
(This is the majority of people, alarm clock, get dressed and rush out to traffic to get to a job)
There's a whistle up above and people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
( Commute to the Job, women putting make-up on in the car next to you, cars honking and zig zagging across the lanes)
And if your train's on time you can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
(If everything goes right you make all the traffic lights, slow cars, people crossing the street ect)
(Sound Close to your Dialy Reality!)
But there is an option and they close the lyrics with it…
And if you ever get annoyed look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day… (think about it!)
Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?"
SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"
SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD: "If you must know, I make $100 an hour."
SON: "Oh! (With his head down).
SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow $50?"
The father was furious.
DAD: "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard every day for such this childish behavior."
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.
The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:
Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.
DAD: "Are you asleep, son?"
SON: "No daddy, I'm awake".
DAD: "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $50 you asked for."
The little boy sat straight up, smiling.
SON: "Oh, thank you daddy!"
Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.
DAD: "Why do you want more money if you already have some?"
SON: "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do.
"Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.
It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life.
We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.
Do remember to share that time with someone you love?
If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.
But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.
Some things are more important.
Wouldn't it be much nicer to go enjoy a walk on the beach with a loved one, toss a ball with a son or have a tea party with a daughter.. Wouldn't it be nicer to just enjoy waking up when your body said it was ready ...
Think back and remeber a time when you were just so relaxed and at peace but yet full of joy.. enjoying a moment of your childs first word, walk, or that smile that came across your face when you got that first art project....
Or maybe your not married or have no kids, but that special moment with that someone special that brought a deep warm feeling inside, a smile to your lips.. a bit of laughter ... You deserve that... you deserve to have the feeling of peace joy and happiness in your life..
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