Things Move Slowly

That’s what I was telling myself – especially when the people around me want and need something from me.  Sometimes it’s me, but many times, it’s just busy.  But that’s not the focus of this post.

You may have noticed that I entitled the post “Things” which communicates that some inanimate object is moving slowly.  I tell myself that it is this faceless thing that moves slowly, but it is clearly people that are moving slowly – and sometimes I am the one that moves slowly.  It is much easier to deal with the issue when it’s correctly addressed.

People move slowly.  I move slowly.  Those would be much more appropriate titles to this post, but for some reason, we like to be frustrated with something instead of someone.  It’s much easier to handle it if it was directed to someone.  Being mad at the church – is really being mad at the people at the church.  People’s impatience about the processes in place needs to be addressed as people moving slowly – therefore making the process move slowly.  Direct it to someone behind the something.  It’s much easier to talk to the someone than to something.  At least someone can have a conversation with you – The something won’t.

What are those things in your life that you direct to something and not someone?  Then, have the conversation with someone.

One thought on “Things Move Slowly

  1. Its true… though at times it is difficult to identify which person in the process is moving slowly. You may end up having several conversations with people until you identify the source of your angst. This has now caused you more angst because you had to communicate with so many people to get the answer you wanted in the first place and all to learn that you knowing who to be frustrated at isn’t helping “it” move faster.

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