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Passing

“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.” – Marcus Aurelius

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

Amidst the cold days that have arrived early in the season, I am vividly reminded that all things pass quickly. Seasons come and go. People move in and out of our sight. We wake up feeling like we’re 24 and we’re 49.

So as we dread the “15 degrees below days” that come all year round, there is beauty to be found even in these days. If we base our happiness on the weather, a compliment or a list of “rules” that we put on ourselves and others, we are passing by instead of passing through our lives. Each day has its gifts often disguised as inconveniences and interruptions. Get interrupted, wake up and let not this day pass without notice and deep appreciation of the fullness of each moment. Find summer in each day.

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  1. Although I am finding it a bit more difficult to wrap my head around the 15 degrees below temperatures outside (living in Florida), I can certainly relate to those freezing moments that attempt to invade our personal space. It reminds me of a quote, “Embrace the current season of your life.”

    This is a wonderful reminder at a time during the year when time seems to pass so much more quickly. And a time when we should be pausing to appreciate everything and everyone around us. Thank you!

    December 11, 2013
    • I love that quote! Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful comments.

      December 11, 2013

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