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Treasure your truly busy friends…

Treasure your truly busy friends…

This is a wonderful reminder that those closest to us have our best interests at heart. I am reading Wendell Berry right now and he tells me, when we take care of the local, we cannot help but love the world.


The Busy Man

From RoarLocal

If you want to get a favor done
by some obliging friend,
And want a promise, safe and sure,
on which you may depend,

Don’t go to him who always has
much leisure time to plan,
If you want your favor done,
just ask the busy man

The man with leisure never has
a moment he can spare,
He’s always “putting off” until
his friends are in despair

But he whose every waking hour
is crowded full of work
Forgets the art of wasting time,
he cannot stop to shirk

So when you want a favor done,
and want it right away,
Go to the man who constantly
works twenty hours a day

He’ll find a moment somewhere,
that has no other use
And help you, while the idle man
is framing an excuse.

(From Ellen Bailey Poems)


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