07 March 2006

Slowing Down Your Pace

My associate and I were flying to Atlanta from Memphis on Sunday where I arrived an hour earlier as we were on separate flights.

Seeing that I have a lot of time to kill, when I landed at the Atlanta airport, I chose to walk to the baggage claims from Terminal C where I got off the plane, instead of taking the shuttle train.

Terminal C is very far away from Baggage Claims as the walk took me 20 minutes (strolling) as opposed to 1 minute 10 secs by train.

Along the way, I chanced upon an exhibition of Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures. Very beautiful indeed. Had I taken the train, I would have miss all of these pieces of art.

Then it got me thinking as I learned yet another lesson in life.

So often than not, do we get so caught up with our fast pace of life that we would overlook all the wonderful things in our immediately vicinity. Perhaps, from time to time, we need to take our foot off the pedal and enjoy the things that surrounds us e.g. family, friends, personal quiet time, nature etc.

I often wonder in amazement how there are life's lessons in just about everything thing in our daily lives, no matter how mundane it can be.

Point To Ponder: What Life's Lesson have you learned today?

p.s. As usual, you may go to my Flickr account if you wish to see a larger picture of the above.

- Voxeros

1. mht left...
Monday, 6 March 2006 5:05 pm
agree. we are all so caught up with chasing for material gains that there is no time to slow down 'to smell the roses' (so to speak)

2. Jaschocolate left...
Monday, 6 March 2006 10:35 pm
Provided it is roses we are smelling and not shit... lalalala......

3. winter left...
Tuesday, 7 March 2006 9:50 am
this one.. hands up & legs also agree
i love reflection articles like this..
it's also like choosing the route of life too.

4. akk left...
Tuesday, 7 March 2006 9:53 am
My constant Life lesson is that I'm Glad I'm Breathing and I'm Glad to discover Joy over mundane Blue Sky and 3-in-1 kopi.
I believe Knowing this fact changed my life. It made me flexible and a happy person, but it also made me slightly under-ambitious becos Work is not my life and I'm unwilling to give my everything into my work.

5. aloe left...
Tuesday, 7 March 2006 9:59 am
freedom and time vs work and money... sigh...

6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 7 March 2006 9:59 am ::
mht: Yeah. We need to pause for a cause from time to time. Else we may find ourselves totally burnt out. 

Jaschocolate: Well, the smelling of roses or shit is very much up to the individual, isn't it? ; If you choose to smell shit, er..... 

winter: I think you hit the jackpot here with the very keyword that sums up this entry. Choice.

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