They say an old dog never learns new tricks, but I have learnt many harsh lessons to know that new tricks are necessary to survive and to grow.
I am always trying to be better and believe me It takes a lot if practice. Messages I read serve as a constant reminder of how I can learn to make amends and direct my life. Just this week I made a conscious decision to slow down and enjoy the dance.
I had to share this beautiful piece with you and I hope it inspires some other person who reads it.
Take what you need and heres to a happier you and I 🙂
Have you ever watched kids, On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain, Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down. Don’t dance too fast. Time is short.
The music won’t last. Do you run through each day, On the fly? When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed, With the next hundred chores, Running through your head? You’d better slow down, Don’t dance too fast.
Time is short, The music won’t last. Ever told your child we’ll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch, Let a good friendship die, Cause you never had time, To call and say Hi? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short.
The music won’t last. When you run so fast to get somewhere, You miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift thrown away. Life is not a race.
Do take it slower. Hear the music, Before the song is over.
Written by : Timothy Ferriss