– Running Just To Catch My Breath – Song #6
I’m sure most of you, at some time in you life, have purchased a CD, or a good ol’ tape, or better yet a prehistoric record. You purchased it just for a few of the songs, perhaps never having heard a few or most of the others. Then, as you listen to one of those you’ve never heard, a grin begins to form. That happened to me one day.
“I like this song,” I thought, but for a totally different reason. “This one’s hilarious!”
That’s why it’s been on my list of favorites. After having had the song for years, I finally heard it on my routine run, making me laugh even more. Listen and hear if you can guess why. Pay attention to what it says at 53 seconds, at 1:57, and again at 4:22. Knowing I sometimes go running to escape life for a spell will help explain why.
I do work in an office, but that office is in my home. Like the song says, life in my office is neat, (Okay, almost.) I do have a few pictures of my friends, some sharpened pencils, and often have to look for a pen. I do have my – thankful just skyping – weekly meeting, but am ever-so happy my hair is not receding. I do take lunch breaks on those days full of work, and do spin a bit in my chair, pondering if I should just play Spider Solitaire. (Sorry, but plane Solitaire is too boring to me.) When deadlines are getting closer, making me stay in my office most of the day, I stare at my clock, more often than not, seeing if it’s getting closer to 5:00.
That’s when I try to say ‘I’m done for the day,’ and leave my office. Automatic deposits are how I get paid, as I never lack appreciation to the fact that I don’t need to jump in my car to get home every day. Yep, no honking to or from any other drivers. As soon as I’m out of my office -Voilá – I’m home.
Working at home has me thank God often for where He’s put me, never regretting working in my own little office. Some days, however, I do feel I need to run just to catch myself, dreaming of escaping it all, wishing I could just sit in some perfect hot-tub, hour after hour instead.
Some days get so busy for most of us, and I bet we all sometimes need to, as the song says, catch our breath. What about you? Are you one who works sitting down in an office? What about being out-and-about with customer service, outdoor construction, stay-at-home mom & home maker, or what about a student? Is there any part of this song that stands out to you at all? Even if you’re just one who keeps spilling that coffee on your shirt, let me know.