Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Slowing Down for a Minute

A friend sent out this email to me and others. It is one of those dreaded forwards. LOL Something about it made me think. Made me want to slow down for a bit. I wish you all a beautiful day.

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things have settled down a bit.'

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask, 'How are you?' Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.' And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift... Thrown away.... Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.


Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Great reminder, Theresa. "Hear the music before it is over." Makes good sense, why do we rush off without listening?

Roger Garrett said...

makes me want to sing "feeling groovy"

superstarr said...

The Lord has been really speaking to me about rest. Rushing really causes us to miss the simple, beautiful things God gives us everyday. Thanks for this reminder!

Robin Meadows said...

ooo....that is good.

Me? Hurry?

'fraid so.....

Thanks for the reminder...will you send me this everyday? ;)