“…Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”!



Chances are your reasons don’t mirror that of Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins, who got more than her “10 minutes of fame” after being interviewed after escaping a fire in her apartment complex. “Sweet Brown” stamped her (now patented) brand of twang and attitude on this ordinary and often-spoken phrase and created a cult following of sorts, with women everywhere screwing up their faces and twisting their lips, talking ‘bout, “ain’t nobody got time for that…”!

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxwbhkDjZM

But the truth is, she is quite right! There is so much that can and does happen throughout our day that maybe if we simply look at it, screw up our faces or not and fling, not place, the particular stupidity or annoyance into an “ANGTFT” box, drawer, trunk or basket and keep on moving, we will realize the true power of our words. Maybe we need to fully accept that a lot of what we give energy to not only is not worth it, but can be easily dismissed with the shrug of a shoulder or the curling disdain of a beautiful lip.

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, shit, one of those sciences explains to us how ‘matter’ is fed by oxygen. Stands to reason then, that we can unwittingly breathe ‘life’ into situations, conversations, decisions and contemplations that matter little in the grand scheme of (important) things. Something we should think about.

Let’s address this: during your day today (and, it serves you right if you don’t start your day reading me), how about you scrutinize every decision, thought process and conversation and rate same. Truly. How about you take an active role in how your time is spent. Decide to not waste energy and brain-matter on the foolishness that people can bring and offer up to you, wrapped in pretty paper and labeled with your name. I mean….even if you were to place a pile of manure in a blue box with its signature white bow, long before you pull on the end of that ribbon, you can smell the crap that’s inside!

I’m gonna do it! I’m going to participate in my peace of mind! I collect antique wooden boxes (okay; some are just distressed to look old); so, I’ve got lots of places to put the crap! The devil is busy; but he is also a liar! And, school starts today; so I truly, truly, truly “ain’t got time for that”!

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