Take Back Your Time Day-October 24th

One today is worth two tomorrows. – Benjamin Franklin

The days are too short… There’s too much to do… Not enough time to do it… Have you said anything along these lines recently?

Chill Out is the theme of the Take Back Your Time Day 2009 on October 24th (nicely falling on Saturday this year) . This movement, at www.timeday.org, is dedicated to challenging the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine, and regaining balance between work and family in American life. Here at ForYourParty.com, we fully support taking a day to kick back and using the time to reflect and ask ourselves if we are focusing on what’s important instead of just getting caught up in what’s urgent.

The urgent finds you; you have to find the important. Importance is not fast. It is slow. It is not superficial. It is deep. And as a result, it’s extremely powerful. When important matters go wrong, they undermine everything. When they go right, they sustain everything. – Stewart Brand

Carve out some time to read. Our former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper look deeply into the effects of overwork, over-scheduling and time pressure on the American family, presenting powerful arguments and data in their new book JOINED AT THE HEART. They call for a campaign to regain balance in American life between work and family and for new national policies that could help turn us in the direction of balanced lives.

We like what one of our customers did with their matchbooks. It makes a great reminder about slowing down and enjoying the here and now. And it is SO appropriate to this season with its colder days and longer nights…

Each time they light a votive; they are reminded to Take Time to Smell the Candles. Something we probably all need to remember to do, especially during the holiday frenzy.

Our Laurel Denise necklaces can do the same (Look in Grab & Go under Laurel Denise). With a single word, like laugh, love, or dream, suspended from her necklaces, her work reminds us to do these things and to do them joyfully.

Please feel free to share with us what you plan to do to “take back your time” and get yourself and your family back in balance! We look forward to reading your comments!!

We do not remember days, we remember moments. – Cesare Pavese

Take a moment to celebrate the everyday, today!

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