Have you ever lost sight of what is truly important? Life speeds by at 100 MPH and it’s hard to take a moment and put one foot on the brake. And just. slow. down. And breathe.
Once in awhile, life trips you and forces you to slow down a little, even if you fall flat on your face. Maybe you lost your job. A family member is sick. A door closes.
So you stop. Maybe tears of pain or sadness fall to the ground as you mourn the way life used to be. You’ve skinned your knee when life tripped you.
But then you notice something on the side of the road. A beautiful flower you would’ve missed if you had kept running at full speed. Your kids playing, growing up. How did they get so old already and I didn’t notice? You smile. And get up. Brush off the dirt. Because life is worth living.