Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Slow down, you move too fast----You got to make the morning last.

I was lucky enough to get to stop by Target after work today. It was one of my favorite types of shopping, picking up all sorts of items that don't go together.  You know, Drano, socks, Kleenex, 100 calorie Cheezits. I had a bunch of different items in my buggy.  A nice young lady was behind me and only had a cd to purchase, so I let her go ahead of me.  No big deal, we've all done it before.

As I left the store I thought about how easy that action was to do, and about how much easier life is when we just slow down a bit.  We are all in such a hurry.  We rush to and from work.  We work as quickly as we can to complete our tasks.  We rush through grocery shopping, driving, even meals.  

We're missing all the little things.  

 Accidents are happening because folks are changing lanes trying to gain the advantage.  

We're missing out on smiles and giggles with friends, because we're focused on getting to the next activity.

We're ignoring those in need and forgetting to shower love on those most important to us.

I'm gonna slow down folks.  I'm happy to wait in line a few extra minutes.

Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.


mel said...

We need more people like you!

Cheyenne said...

Well then, you should go grocery shopping with us. My husband has to chat with the workers and if he finds someone he knows, glory be! there goes another half hour or so. Me? I just want to get in that store and zip right through it grabbing what I need along the way. I slow down enough other places and other times. And that's only because I have no place to go.

Colleen said...

What a great post! The other thing we miss as we speed through life is the beauty of the great outdoors like the different colors of the marsh grass!!!

Thanks for being so nice to the person with the one item. You know it doesn't take much to be nice to one person and we never know what a difference it could make in their day. Who knows they might pass it on...

sherri s. said...

It's true...one of my plans for the new year is to leave myself more time to get places and do things. I'm always on the verge of being late, and it's making me crazy!

Grandma K said...

ooGood for you!

Grandma K said...

ooGood for you!