Recently I had the honor of celebrating a dear friend out at Locavore Farm, an amazing farm to table dining experience. At each place setting was a rock with the words "slow down". Those words have stuck in my mind ever since.
My husband would argue that I don't need to "slow down" & instead should actually speed up. For example, I will never forget sharing a meal with him in our early years of dating, when he stared blankly across the table at me and asked "are you really going to eat one pea at a time." I thought that would be our demise, but it wasn't. We still laugh to this day about that! A more recent example was when he kindly kicked me out of the drivers seat saying, "I can get us home faster!" To that I will always say, "Ugh, what's the rush!"
In my mind, I feel that everything is constantly moving too fast! My mornings are, get up, get ready, get out the door, fast! My evenings are eat dinner, get ready for bed, get everything ready for the next day, fast! Life seems to be in constant motion with so many moving parts which is precisely why I am working on ways of getting it all done, but finding ways to "slow down" as well!
So, after the wonderful dining experience on Locavore Farm, we continued to "slow down" & enjoyed s'mores out my the campfire with some live music in the background. Life is fast-paced, let's all remember to "slow down" every now and then! Truly taste the s'mores, be soothed by the warmth of the fire, & listen to nature. I'll sign off with one of my favorite quotes from Ferris Beuller, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."