Today I witnessed a black Volkswagen Jetta completely run a stop sign without slowing down, turn left into the oncoming lane of traffic, and continue down the road for a good thirty seconds before lazily shifting back to the proper lane. All right in front of me and there was nothing I could do!
Thankfully there was no oncoming traffic – phew!
In a world where instant gratification comes from everywhere and our world is being fast forwarded by impatient people it seems that there is no room to slow down.
Slowing down is exactly what people need.
Now when I say ‘slow down’ I do not mean grab some munchies and spend the day on the sofa playing video games. Not in the least! Truly slowing down means finding the enjoyment in every moment – taking the time to actually stop and smell the roses.
All too often we race through our lives without so much as a glance to where we are. Before we know it years have passed us by and we are left in a daze wondering what happened. Don’t let this happen to you.
Instead of just driving to work in the morning actually travel; notice the beautiful sunrise, the scenery changing with the season, how the road twists and turns. Take a different way to work just to keep your senses heightened – you never know what you may see!
For lunch break take a walk. Stretch your legs and your mind!
Visit a local art gallery or museum. Perhaps stop at the library and find a good book to read.
Make each day unique and keep your creativity alive! This will not only help add spice to your life but it will help you become more creative in your daily work as well.
When we live our lives at warp seven we lose sight of things that matter. This is especially true in our relationships with each other. In this age of technology and connecting via the internet many people have lost their ability to connect face to face. Don’t let this happen to you!
Make sure that when you see people in daily life you take the time to see them as a person and genuinely become interested in what they have to say. Open your heart and your mind; you will be surprised in the change you will see in your relationships with others.
Take pride in your job, know that you are making a difference in someone’s life everyday. Be aware of how your words and actions could help other people.
A smile and a kind word from you may be all that a person needs to turn their horrible day around! Yes it is that simple to actually change the world!
Now, I ask that you do one thing…
Today remember to slow down and be mindful of the world around you. Please share with us below – what is your favorite way to slow down?