I spent the evening yesterday with a dear friend celebrating his birthday, number 64. In passing I asked if he had any new insights and wisdom upon reaching this lofty milestone in life. He was still for a few moments and then articulately stated the following:
- Be intentional about appreciating the moments in life. There are not that many left.
- Be slower and quieter, so you can take it all in.
My days are fast and furious and the pace is loud. I was struck by the contrast of his advice, the intent to live slower, quieter, taking it all in. Instantly, I could feel the truth in his words, and they have lingered with me.
Today, this moment – slower, quieter. I’m ready to take in all the beauty that’s around me. May your day be slower and quieter as well.