The phrase for the title of this little piece, as you may know, is a tag that was used to remind people of the Fallen of the First World War, 1914-1918.
It's used because we tend to forget many things we should be doing, like looking after ourselves as well as the business, the appointments, the job, the myriad of things that demand attention, energy and time...
Life takes over.
We get up in the morning and before we've had time to think about what day of the week it is, we're planning, scheming, organising, all the things we think we have to do that day. And for good measure, we work ourselves into an effervescence that we tend to mistake for positivity, making sure that we're flat out, foot to the floor, 180 mph tempo, that calls for total energy and peak performance from the word 'go'.
What tires us, drains us, undermines the best of intentions, is this frenetic activity and physical, mental and emotional state we've created for ourselves, rather than the list that needs to be done.
There's a big difference between urgency and frenzy.
And there'll be a part in the morning's session on this. It's part of who we are, learning to pace, plan and keep ourselves on top of the game with less wear, less tear, and preserving a strong touch of sanity in this everchanging, crazier-by-the-day, wonderful world...
There'll also be a strong and definite project to put in place for the coming few weeks, one to declutter the addled mind, detach from distraction, and clarify the path ahead...nothing deep or mysterious...a simple and practical exercise...
Try to get on by 8.57 am, as I'm starting at 9 am on the button. Quite a few people have taken this half hour of their precious time to attend, so we need to kick off promptly, and finish promptly.
Have your pen and paper, and if you've questions, we'll answer them at 9.30.