It’s all too easy to slurp back your coffee, wolf down left-over food that is handy, and begin the day in a hurried way. It is so convenient to accept what is offered, take whatever is available, or check off the tiny box agreeing to certain terms or conditions, before even reading or trying to understand what you must. Too quickly we push on the gas to get wherever we need to be, so we can do whatever we have to, never fully recognizing, or appreciating whatever it is. Too often we give in to our emotions, instead of thinking about what matters fully and completely. Sometimes we let things go when we know we shouldn’t, but it is easier to toss things away only because it takes less time. There are moments when words come out too fast, when our thoughts cannot keep up with our tongues, and what was said shouldn’t have been. Try not to rush your way through today. Take an extra moment, if you can, to lookout the window for no other reason that to see what is there. Don’t push your way through a project, or posture, or past a friend who only wants to be that. Count to three before responding negatively. It’s not always possible, I know, there are deadlines and commitments and appointments and random stuff. Enough is enough. Try not to take on too much. Try not to hurry, try not to rush. j.g.l.