One Word Wednesday – RUSH

Good word RUSH.

Lately, I have not been rushing. Taking a two week trip through England, Scotland, and Ireland has a way of slowing your pace.

I like the idea of not rushing, of accomplishing things on my to-do list without the sense of urgency and rushing.

That’s why I’m posting later today than usual. I didn’t RUSH to get a blog out there.

According to the definition I found on Dictionary.com, it could be a wise thing not to RUSH. The first definition is: to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence

I certainly don’t want to move with impetuosity or with violence. My daddy always said, “Haste makes waste. Slow down.”

Okay, I know all of those words weren’t original with Daddy, but the older I get the wiser his words become. There is no need to RUSH.

I love this quote from Dave’s Words of Wisdom:

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Of course, there are times when it’s necessary to RUSH. Times when we must proceed with speed, but for the remainder of today, unless you’re in one of those situations, don’t RUSH.

Slow down.

See if things don’t get done anyway.

6 Comments on “One Word Wednesday – RUSH

    • It was a lovely, lovely trip. The rural Irish countryside is always refreshing, and I was able to do some research for my next full length novel. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

  1. I had a Thoroughbred a few years ago who taught me this lesson. If I rushed him through grooming and tacking up, he gave me nothing. It took me twice as long to get my planned training done. If I walked into the barn with plenty of time to calm him with a good brushing and spent the time to explain what we might be able to accomplish with the next hour, our training session went twice as fast. (Not to mention with twice the enjoyment for us both.) Animals are wonderful teachers.

    • Same sort of thing happens when I’m walking Toby and Buster. If I try to hurry, they balk and stop to mark every blade of grass along our hike. Gotta love the wisdom of animals.

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