TODAY THE WORD is SKEDADDLE. I hope all of you enjoy the posts with the funny words as much as I do. There are times when I am in a hurry and I use this word as in, “I need to skedaddle”.
This may be a Southern word as we in the South are famous for the usage of funny words and we will even add an invisible extra syllable in it as SKEE- DAA-AAD- DLE by our twang. Even if it is not a southern originated word, we will make it ours. Have you ever used this word to express a need to hurry? In other words, have you ever had to skedaddle? We live such busy lives; trying to do too many things at one time; taking on too much in too little timeframe; or just running around like a chicken with his head cut off? Even that phrase depicts pandemonium as not too many chickens can still run around once the head has been cut off, so where did we come up with that phrase. Sometimes, we make up phrases or words such as skedaddle to have some humor in our lives and I feel it is a good outlet. We need humor, especially if we are skedaddling (is that a word?) here and there. Life can be too serious if we allow it to be. We need to slow down from skedaddling and cherish some good times. We are finding it harder to take time for ourselves, our families, our friends, and hobbies. I can see some of my hustle bustle workaholics saying, “Hobbies?, what are those?” I saw a wall décor with a fishing pole with photos of the person’s big catches in frames hanging in a unique display with some sinkers at the end and it brought a thought to me. The pole might as well be on the wall as hardly anyone I know takes the time to go fishing. I applaud those of you who still go fishing. The times in my life I went fishing was the most relaxing times I remember. The time we went to the mountains and the weather was so bad, we stayed in the cabin and I had some much needed rest. Maybe the thought for today is we are so busy skedaddling around, we miss the finer moments we are supposed to enjoy. When we are rested; we perform better. When we are relaxed; we are less likely to stress about little things. When we allow ourselves some personal time; we are more likely to understand why others need their personal time. We become more understanding, more patient, more relaxed, calmer, and tolerant. Other countries’ companies require their employees to take more vacations than Americans and they may be on to a good idea. Take time to live life; love life; and live life to the fullest by not skedaddling everyday.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
(c) copyright 2014 Arline Lott Miller. The material here copyrighted, use only by permission.