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In a Hurry?

Well, this one may be for you.

Read this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-macy-stafford/the-day-i-stopped-saying-hurry-up_b_3624798.html

From the article:

When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and multi-task, there’s never enough time in a day to ever catch up.

That was my life for two frantic years.

Then one fateful day, things changed. We’d just picked my older daughter up from kindergarten and were getting out of the car. Not going fast enough for her liking, my older daughter said to her little sister, “You are so slow.” And when she crossed her arms and let out an exasperated sigh, I saw myself — and it was a gut-wrenching sight.

I was a bully who pushed and pressured and hurried a small child who simply wanted to enjoy life.

My eyes were opened; I saw with clarity the damage my hurried existence was doing to both of my children.

Hurry Up

Go ahead, click on the link above and read the rest of it. Take your time, no hurry 🙂

In all seriousness, the points the author brings up are fantastic and apply to so many of us. Parents for sure, but I think anyone could benefit from reading what she has to say. It’s a great reminder to stop hurrying through life and enjoy the little things.

Have a great day.