Life is too short to rush it. Stop and take time to look around, smell the flowers, and relax. When life is rushed we miss things, like kids growing up, beautiful sunsets, and strong friendships.
Poets, philosophers, and Jesus, were the few people that realized where life went before it was gone.
The trees have only lost their leaves 15 time
There have only been 15 first snow falls
All we want do to at this age is grow up
But why are we in such a rush
Watch the leaves change colors
Lay outside and watch the sunset
Wait around for the first star to make its appearance
Live in the moment
Because once the day is gone, you can't get it back
~ Author Unknown
In the play Our Town one of the characters, who has died, visits herself on her 12 birthday. She sees her mother rushing around trying to get her out the door and to school. She says, "Oh mama just look at me one minute as though you really saw me. Momma, 14 years of gone by. I'm dead you're a grandmother, Momma I married George Gibbs, Momma. Wally's dead too. Momma, his appendix burst on a camping trip to North Conway. We felt just terrible about it- don't you remember? But just for a moment now we're all together. Mama just for a moment we're happy. Let's look at one another"[Wilder107]. She realizied that she and her mother needed to stop rushing, and take a moment to slow down and reset their priorities.