Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Reminder to Slow it Down

Ever get the feeling that someone's trying to tell you something?

Monday was one of those days. I had too many balls in the air and too many things went wrong for it to be a coincidence. Then to top it all off, I ended the day with a speeding fine.

As I crashed into bed, I thought that maybe there was a message in all this madness. Maybe I needed to slow it down. Let go of the details. Allow things to flow.

Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project says it perfectly, "Take your time. Especially when you're in a hurry."

It seems my day from hell was reminder that I need to stop rushing through life. I need to cram fewer things into my day; stop multi-tasking and eat, drive and walk slower if I'm to ever have a chance at truly living in the moment.

Maybe receiving the speeding fine wasn't so bad after all....


  1. I am so sorry about the fine...but that really is such a great reminder...I have to remember that!

  2. Words of wisdom handed down by the police? Hmmm... not sure if I buy it, but perhaps. maybe. :)

  3. You are so right. A blessing in disguise. I've been heading that way myself recently so this is a reminder to s l o w d o w n... I really love that quote "take your time even when you're in a hurry"... That's it!! Pruxxx

  4. A day of hell is not as bad as a year of hell. Count yourself lucky.

  5. I totally agree Clare....I'm always rushing around too....I think we need to slow down and smell the roses!!


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