Friday, June 14, 2013

What's The Rush?

                                "We are always getting ready to live but never living"
                                                           ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
While walking my dogs the other day, I came upon a candy someone had dropped on the
sidewalk.  Covering the piece of candy were hundreds and hundreds of ants scurrying around in a
frenzy, as if being on this piece of candy was their entire lifes’ work. I was instantly reminded of
our society today and how multi-tasking is viewed as a virtue instead of an insidious way to cram
more things on to our “To Do” Lists. We’ve become a society of “doers” afraid to slow down and
relax, afraid to waste a few precious moments doing nothing but “being”.

With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to slow down. The author of this list is

  • Remember that you are not responsible for doing it all yourself, right now.
  • Taste your food. God gives it to delight as well as to nourish.
  • Talk slower. Talk less. Don’t talk. Communication isn’t always measured by words.
  • Quit planning how you will use what you know. God’s gifts just are. Be grateful and their purpose will be clear.
  • Set your own pace. When someone is pushing you, it’s okay to tell them they’re pushing.
  • Direct your life with purposeful choices, not with speed and efficiency. The best musician is the one who plays with expression and meaning, not the one who finishes first.
  • Once in a while, turn down the lights, the volume, the throttle, the invitations. Less really can be more.
  • Let go. Nothing is usually the hardest thing to do -- but often, it’s the best.

Count your blessings – one at a time and slowly, savoring each and every one.
 ~Weekly Challenge~
This week I challenge you to do the following:
Slow down – even if you have to force yourself.   Every day, do at least one thing from the above
list. Or find your own way to take a few moments daily to slow your life down. Your body and
mind will thank you.


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    شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة

  2. شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التفاؤل شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر كما انها افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل نقل عفش واثاث بالجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف