Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Over the last couple of weeks we have had a great deal of snow. Much more snow than we usually experience in the Seattle area. At my house we have had somewhere around 15″ of total snow fall.

The snow shut down schools and closed businesses. It required people to put chains on their cars and shovel their driveways. Christmas programs were postponed and church services were canceled. It made people slow down.

I have to admit that I loved it. Snow in general makes me happier that virtually anything else but being able to take some time off was incredible.

It was great to spend time with my wife and our golden retriever Cooper. Time to read, listen to music, play games and sleep in.

I’m not completely sure why we do so, but I think we spend way too much time working and not enough time building relationships with the people around us. Obviously we need to make a living, but I think it’s somewhat sad that we spend so much time working and relatively little time with the people and things that really matter.

We are a fast paced society, so it’s nice when we have a reason to slow down.


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