Who knew that one of my generation’s greatest lines of wisdom would come from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”?
Big, big things are happening today for yours truly. I’ll go more into it next week, but for now, I shall wax poetic for a moment.
Society has us racing constantly. People are staring into their phones and computers (the irony of ME writing this is not lost) more as they pay attention the outside world far less. We hang out with our friends in person less, but text them more.
I’m glad I grew up without the Internet. The things I learned without being constantly tied to the world wide web are invaluable. They have also deepened my appreciation for the quiet moments: watching the birds, squirrels, and insects in my garden; spending time in my garden; traveling and seeing new sites; listening to stories from friends and family.
Let me encourage you to get out from behind the screens, look around the great, big world around you and take a deep breath. Spend some face-time with people in the flesh and not on an electronic device. Go for a walk… a hike. Get out into nature. Take deep breaths as you view expansive fields. Watch a butterfly.
In your rush to get things done and succeed, don’t forget to slow down once in a while and… don’t miss the Life happening around you.
The Amusing Muse is a writer and blogger in Southern Wisconsin. Once an enthusiastic baker of sourdough bread with starter she cultivated on her own, she now searches in vain for the “perfect” loaf of gluten-free bread. So far, the best one she’s found was in England… and she can’t get it here in the USA.
Thanks to Cliparting.com for the free clipart in the title image.