Friday, June 17, 2011

Slowing Down

This video totally inspired me this morning. It's a great reminder to slow down and not get caught up in the craziness of life, and to put down our distractions and look at the life and beauty around us.

I (as I think many people do) have a tendency to rush around and feel like I have to be productive all the time. I have been training myself over the last year to allow myself leisure time and to focus on the moment more. I'm trying to get away from the idea of just "getting through today" or this week, or this month, or this summer, or whatever. I'm trying to enjoy each stage of life, bit by bit, because I only get one life. This summer, as I have a lot more time to slow down, I'm making a goal to enjoy the time, use it well, and not rush myself through it! We'll see how it goes.

So, slow down for three minutes and eleven seconds, watch the video, and see what you think.


Nicole, Ryan & Jett Wilder said...

This is just what I needed to see. Thank you for sharing. I think I might have to pass this along and share with others!

Robyn said...

Great thought for the day! I sure enjoyed "slowing down" and spending some good quality time with you yesterday. I hope you have a great weekend with Graham. I look forward to seeing you on Monday too!

Paul and Susan said...

I always need to be reminded of this!

Rachel Eddington said...

I watched this video a few weeks ago and also loved it. I know you have a great roommate now, but I do miss you being mine.