“Rushing and racing and running in circles;
Moving so fast I’m forgetting my purpose.
Blur of the traffic is sending me spinning –
Slow me down. Don’t let me live a lie.
Before my life flies by,
I need you to slow me down.”
~ Emmy Rossum (Listen Here)
“Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses,” said Walter Hagen. And, I am not the first blogger to use this quote. Surely, I will not be the last. This simply bespeaks our need to be told then, now, and always to slow down and enjoy our lives. I don’t know about y’all, but I happen to think this is much easier said than done. I recently went to a conference in California and when I returned it took me more time than usual to rev up to the pace I normally live my life. That is a pretty significant detail since I own my own business and can essentially choose the hours I work. For a couple of days I did not do much more than sit on the couch with my dogs. Continue reading “Stop and Just Be”