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SLOW DOWN, ENJOY LIFE NOW

Stop for a minute and think about what is going on around you. Have you noticed recently that life is getting to be one big blur. We joke about how fast the days, weeks, months and years go by, but what about our lives.

Nowadays you can do everything from your own home. Do you want to buy clothes, just shop online. Do you need food from the grocery store, just shop online and drive to pick them up. You don't even have to get out of your car. Some chains are even starting to deliver the groceries to your house. Do you want dinner, just order it online or on your cell phone app and it will be delivered to you. Even fast food chains are delivering now. Do you want to test drive or buy a car, some dealers are even bringing the car to your house.

And, if all that isn't enough, you can even work from home now. People think that this is great, but stop and think for a minute. How many people that you know, who work from home, work 8-5 or 9-5. I know a few people who work from home and their supervisors are texting and/or emailing them at all hours of the night. And they want the info as soon as you can get it. So not only are they working all hours, they expect you to do so also. At least when people worked in an office, they worked a better schedule than working from home.

Let's not even talk about driving. I am sure you have seen people driving at outrageous speeds just to get to the next traffic light before you. They weave in and out of the lanes or are right on your rear bumper. Everyone is in such a rush to get wherever they are going. If they aren't speeding, they are talking or texting on their cell phones. Are these calls and/or text messages that important that they cannot wait until you are out of your car? I saw one person recently who was holding their cell phone to their ear with one hand while holding and eating a burger with the other hand. I'm sure they had to be driving with their knees. I know someone who told me that it was ok to talk and/or text on their cell phone while driving because they knew how to multitask. They said the rules for not talking or texting while driving are really for those who cannot multitask. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Oh, and if all this isn't enough, we have drivers who are in such a hurry that they speed past stopped school buses possibly injuring or even killing children who are getting on or off the bus.

It's time to slow down and enjoy life. Go to the grocery store and walk around shopping. Go to the mall or clothing store and try on and buy clothes, or just window shop. Go to the car dealership and actually look at different models and test drive them. Think about the people you will be interacting with and the ability to touch and feel the fabrics you are looking at. In addition you will be getting exercise. Life today cannot be that rough that people have to have everything done for them. Get out and enjoy life.

If you work from home, find out if there is a way, you can go back into the office to work. And, while your at it, let your bosses know that you need and want to spend time with your family. If you don't want to do that, turn off your phone at night or let it go to voicemail. Nothing is that important that it cannot wait until morning.

Enjoy life while you can, before it is TOO late.

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