Too Busy Fussing? Take the Time to Pause

Today I have read a very meaningful excerpt from the book – A Coffee Break with God. I just can’t help but consider sharing this with you all. The title of the story is – Fussing Away Time.

Without delay, here it is:

There was a dear old lady from the country who was going on a railway journey for the first time. She was to travel about fifty miles through an interesting and beautiful region and had looked forward to this trip with great pleasure. However, once she boarded the train, she got busy with a lot of things. It took her so long to get her baskets and parcels right, her seat comfortably arranged, the shades and shutters right, and keeping herself feel better from anxiety about things she might have left for this trip. When she felt satisfied about everything, ironically, the train called out the name of her station!

“Oh my!” she said, “if I had only known that we would be there so soon, I wouldn’t have wasted my time in fussing. I hardly saw the scenery!”


A story like this is a succinct reminder to us all about how busy we can easily be especially with our daily routine and duties. The question is – have we ever taken the time to be still, marvel and praise life for all its wonders?

Continuing to fuss with things left behind yesterday and things yet to do tomorrow robs us of the joys God brings to us today. Therefore, make sure to take the time to be thankful.

Ponder on it. Write it.

Life is Short.

Thanks for reading.


Lyn Durante

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Hi There! Thanks for reading and welcome to my blog. I am Lyn, a mom to two adorable daughters, currently residing in Adelaide, South Australia. I have lived two countries, visited 3 continents and can't wait to travel more. Photography, arts, kids fun, family travels and all things inspirational delight me. I am not born affluent but I can attest that dreams do come true with perspiration and inspiration. Lucky enough to be given a second life, I don't want to waste my time not being able to create beautiful moments. Because what we do with our time is what we do with our lives. I hope I can inspire you in your life's journey.

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