I unfortunately haven’t had the time to sit and count in order to find out. And you know, that’s really a shame. Life moves so fast these days that we barely have time to smell the roses, let alone count how many times we lick a tootsie roll pop.
There was a movie that came out in the 90’s where there was a watch that allowed the character to move faster than normal through time. All the things the character could achieve by going 10 times faster than he normally would. The sad thing is, that moving faster is often our goal as well. We are always trying to figure out how we can do things faster. We are literally speeding through life, and for what?
Since I moved my office home, I have essentially become a full time stay at home mom and housewife, and even though these are extremely difficult jobs, they are so rewarding. I enjoy watching my husband and kids eat a hot meal that I prepared for them. I enjoy the silly conversations they have that are so serious to them. Some of the things I was just too busy to pay attention to. I’m not saying quit your job, or that your job is not important, of course it is, but make time for other things in life. If it’s your spouse you haven’t paid much attention to because you’re always so busy, if it’s attention to your kids, family, friends that have suffered, stop it right now and slow down.
If you want a quality life, that’s full of love, laughter and happiness, you will have to make a conscious effort in order to achieve it. It won’t come from just working, or just making money, or just getting the housework done. You will have to have a balance in your life, and that my dears, believe me, takes work. You will have to slow down, and pay attention to your life as a whole, not just one aspect of it. And it can be done. Pay attention to the Hallmark commercials, they really will make you cry, and feel good at the same time. You will be happy, and happiness is contagious, so everyone around you will be happy as well.
So today I encourage you to slow down, and enjoy the little things. Get a tootsie roll pop, and count the number of licks it’ll take you to get to the center, and enjoy your life. That’s what I plan on doing