Slow down!

Slow down!

What a wonderful life I’ve had!  I only wish I’d realized it sooner.  ~ Colette

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Our week is going by and as we are waking up to another week, making breakfast, commuting to work, catching up on e-mail, touching base with those we work with, organizing our schedule, remembering what the heck we were doing on Friday suddenly it’s lunchtime.  This is the problem  with our lives in general, we are all so preoccupied with moving forward, accomplishing the next task, making the next meeting, picking up the kids or preparing the next meal that we forget to breathe.

Slow down
Breathe
Take that moment
Or this one
And breathe it in
Deeply
Slowly
Stop and see the world
Not the bigger world
Not out there
But the one in front of you
Around you
The one you’re enveloped in
For in the end
Your are it
And it is you
And to not know it
Is to not know yourself

So take that moment and just breathe, take the time to look around and appreciate what you have, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

 There are two things to aim at in life:  first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it.  Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.  ~ Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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