Why are you in a hurry to finish your meal? Your work can wait for you. (Unless, of course, you're a doctor in the emergency or operating room or a fireman responding to a distress call.)
Why are you in a hurry to prepare your meal? Don't you know that what you eat now has an effect on your day and all your days from now? Don't rush it. Take your time preparing it. Do you have a family to feed? Prepare it with love.
Why are you in a hurry to get to work? You're probably late. But, there's no use stressing yourself over it now. Just enjoy the ride!
Why are you in a hurry to succeed? Don't you know that success is much sweeter if you embrace every moment of your journey? Yes, even the unhappy moments.
Why are you in a hurry in living your life?
We're always in such a hurry that we fail to appreciate what is right in front of us and all around us.
We're always in a hurry that we forget to thank the people who prepared our food, served our food, and waited on us. We're always in a hurry that we forget to thank the people who, in one way or another, helped us in our journey. We're always in a hurry that we forget to help others or even smile at them.
"Hurry is the death of prayer," says our community leader. But, it is also the enemy gratitude and appreciation. Stop hurrying and live every single moment of your life. Be thankful for your day. Not everyone gets to live another day. You owe it to them to appreciate your day.
I love this quote by the missionary, Etienne de Grellet:
"I shall pass this way but once. Any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being; let me do it it now. Let me not defer it nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
You pass this way only once. You live this day only once. You might as well appreciate it and be grateful for it. Show your gratitude to others as well. Stop hurrying and worrying. You're just right on time.
P.S. I'm sorry for not being able to post for three days, especially to paying subscribers. I was on a two-day retreat last weekend and I made the mistake of not having reserved articles for when life gets busy. Then, I lost momentum. I'll try to make it up to you tomorrow. I'm going to share with you all my realizations from the retreat. And it's 2,000 to 3,000 words long. Get ready! It's the longest article I've written in a long while.
P.P.S. Also, my streak of 201 straight days of posting every day finally came to an end. But no worries, I'll just do better this time! Still, 201 is a lot! And yes, I'm back for good.