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The Great Tragedy of Speed

On Apr 23, 2013 CBrooks wrote:

Most folks comment that  my 90-year-old mother-in-law is a role model for all of us. Her calendar is full; she drives to events near and far every day. She is always busy. A younger friend of hers (a mere 75) visited for 3 weeks. She whispered to me, "She never stops to think; she's always going somewhere or doing something.  She is rushing, rushing, rushing because she thinks she is always late. But she never really talks with me about important things. I need that, too." I  listen and reflect on my own busyness. Time to stop and to watch the birds, the river, and the flowers and to play with the grandchildren. And to say out loud every day to each one how much I love them.

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