by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday, and most of you know what that means when it comes to wherever my head goes in the morning. It's NEVER about business or marketing.
I'm not sure how it got started, but Sheila and I started a daily tradition over breakfast each morning - we read something inspirational out loud to each other - Nothing major, always very short, and from any one of a dozen books one of us has bought over the years, mostly Sheila. Over the last few years, we exhausted just about everything Melody Beattie had written, and this year took a leap of faith with two authors we didn't know.
On Friday, author Emily Silva had this short piece of wisdom:
SLOW DOWN. Don't allow yourself to fall into the trap of glorifying busy-ness. Life is intended to be savored, and this moment is the most important. Move through your day consciously. Notice the little things and expand your awareness. Flowers bloom for only a season; children grow up fast, and the leaves change and eventually fall. Savor what's in front of you and appreciate the moment you are in.
That's it - short and sweet and so on point from what so many of us miss - taking time to smell the roses! Unfortunately, I don't take the time to savor much anymore. But as I've admitted so many times in past posts, I'm still a work in progress, and it's never too late to learn one more of life's lessons.
Wishing you a day filled with time to savor, moment by moment. Take her advice and notice the little things - switch your brain and heart to shoot macro. Life is too short to take anything for granted. So, from those eleven-second hugs, I've often suggested to appreciating what's happening in your life right now - make it a day to remember.
Happy Sunday or Monday on the other side of the world.
*There's very little that beats the combination of butterflies with a field of wildflowers and a decent camera in your hand. Shot in Painesville, Ohio with a LUMIX G-9 and the 14-140mm lens. This is a female and she was absolutely a poser. What a kick!
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