Recently, I took a few weeks to rediscover the stillness within myself.
The computer and the TV remained silent.
I noticed the simple charms of everyday life.
The mundane transformed into the extraordinary.
I realized the curve of my lips -
up or down -
determines the nature of my day.
I clipped this quote several years ago:
"The best reason to take your time is that this time is the only time you'll ever have. You must take it, or it will be taken from you. It is telling that the phrase "taking your time" is synonymous with slowing down. If we want to live life fully, we do best to slow down. I don't suggest that we turn back the clock, trying to retrieve a bygone era when life was slower. We couldn't, even if we wanted to. But I don't believe we should want to. We should revel in our electronically supercharged, unbounded world. But, to make the most out of this new world, to avoid feeling overbooked, overstretched, and about to snap, to make modern life become better than life has ever been, a person must learn how to do what matters first. Otherwise, you will bulldoze over life's best moments. You won't notice the little charms that adorn each day, nor will you ever transform the mundane into the extraordinary." excerpted from Crazybusy by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
It snowed 15" (38 cm) in Breckenridge overnight.
I'm leaving the mountains for an adventure very soon.
I'll warm my body and spirit in the desert of Arizona with my friend, Mary.
I'll take time to enjoy small pleasures.
Meanwhile, maybe you'd share one of your small pleasures with me.
What's been happening lately in your world that has made you smile?
(PS I've updated the book review page.)