slow down...

slow down...

Lately, I’ve stopped taking the highway on some of the routes near my house because I’ve come to a realization. The view is much nicer when taking the roads less traveled. This new desire to slow down didn't happen overnight.

At least once a week for the last month I've noticed something new, discovered an interesting event when traveling near my house. Over the weekend a question suddenly hit me when debating taking I295 (an interstate going through part of central Virginia) or driving down Mountain Road (a road in Glen Allen where I live)...

Why are you in such a hurry? Why don’t you slow down?

Besides, taking the interstate rather than other routes isn't always faster. Sometimes traffic is backed up and could have been avoided by staying off the highway. But most of all, if I did not to drive down the local roads I would zoom past what's happening in my community.

If I'm always in such a hurry, I forgo the opportunity to see the improvements thatmake where I live better. I miss out on the events that matter to the community in which live, and the chance tobe a part of them.

So now I ask you, why don't you slow down? Why are you in such a hurry? What are you rushing past and missing in the world around you?

Our desire to hurry isn't always in the car. It's in our desire to be "connected" to our digital world. Our need to monitor the updates, our mindless scrolling. Sometimes we forget that when we are "online" we are out of touch with what's happening now. our faces are looking down, we fail to see what's happening around us.

Why are you in such a hurry? Why don’t you slow down?

Let's take a deep breath, and enjoy where we are and instead of always focusing on where we're going. Let's relinquish the need to be in control of everything. Let's commit to allowing space to savor the good around us. Let's stop rushing through life and startslowing down.

xoxo,

C

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HebrewDawn: slow down
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