It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 5, Book 19

Your’ only here for a short visit.  Dont hurry, dont worry.  And be sure to smell the flowers. along the way

Walter Hagen

September 5th - Don’t hurry

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mohandas Gandhi

Why rush when you can take it easy  and enjoy life instead.  For most of my working life I was always in a hurry and it wasn’t until I retired that I found out much more enjoyable life can be when you slow down.  It’s sad it took me so long.  

It’s an irony in our modern world that while technology has continually invented things that save us time, we use that time to do more and more and so our lives are more fast paced and hectic than ever.

A slower paced life means making time to enjoy your mornings, instead of rushing off to work in a frenzy.  It means taking time to enjoy whatever you are doing, to appreciated the outdoors, to actually focus on whoever youtalking to or spending time with, instead of always being connected to our phones or computers, thinking about work tasks an emails.  It means single tasking rather than switching between multiple tasks and focusing on none of them.

Slowing down is a conscious choice and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness.

Slow but steady wins the race.



I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We all get the same amount of time. It's how we use it that matters.

Chatty Crone said...

My husband hurries all the time - and what does he do when he gets to the place? SIT DOWN! lol - he rushes in traffic - and then sits. There is a song we joke him about - I'm In A Hurry and I Don't Know Why. LOL

betty said...

I like Sunday mornings here. Its the one morning we can slow down and enjoy that second cup of coffee or the morning news show. I'm sure we'll slow down more after hubby retires. I like on Tuesday, my day off, to just sit down (or take a nap) and do nothing for a little bit. It is refreshing.


Mevely317 said...

That bridge scene is so tranquil!

Saimi said...

That's all very good advice! It seems I'm busier now than when I was working. I'm really loving the retired life because I'm doing the things that I love to do. I do get what you are saying though, we just got back from a 5 day camping trip with our horses and seriously, the only thing we thought about was where our next ride was going to be. It was a very relaxing trip especially for my husband he really sleeps better when we are camping. If he happens to wake early he just goes back to sleep. When we are at home he would get up and work in his office, and I'm talking like at 4 AM.

jack69 said...

Absolutely good advice and a lot of common sense. Too bad we learn late, BUT, better late than never learning.
Love ya
Sherry & jack

Rick Watson said...

Taking the long way home sometimes is the thing to do.