every day charms.

i have the best mother on the planet. no lie.
somehow she always knows exactly what to say, or what quote would be the perfect addition to my day. and today was no exception. so, thank you, switzerland, for this wonderful little book exerpt about taking your time and enjoying the charms that adorn each day.
(and yes, mom, it is ok to post a comment)

“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 most 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.”

excerpt from crazybusy, by edward m. hallowell, md

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