“It is only by risking from one hour to another that we live at all.” – William James
Turn off auto-pilot and engage, laugh, dance, feel. One moment, one hour, one day, make up our life. Risk in small ways. Create depth and substance. Meaning and relevance. Live today.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
It’s been one of those weeks where everything feels complicated and hard, the running through wet cement hip deep kind. As I wandered through photos and quotes, it hit me. There’s nothing that symbolizes simplicity more than summer. And the promise of summer lifted the weight, shifted my perspective. So ponder your own summer memories and those you will soon create.
"In summer, the song sings itself." - William Carlos Williams
"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." - Celia Thaxter
"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James
Coming home yesterday after working twelve days in a row, I continued the frantic pace into the evening. Checking email, reviewing and adding to my to do list. And in a quiet moment one word came to mind shouting -ENOUGH! We push ourselves to the wall and continue to push and push. More, more, more. Juggle, multi-task, go faster, do more. ENOUGH. Time to slow down and rest.