I know a few people who love their jobs and get to work early every day. Most of us speed trying to spend as little time "on the job" as possible, commute included. I don't know about you, but I drive much slower on the way home and enjoy the sights more.
As I was dilly-dallying home from work the other day, looking at clouds and pondering different things, it struck me that the need to speed is a metaphor for life. When we take on responsibilities we don't want, we rev up the clocks on our lives, cutting our time short. And when we prioritize what matters most, we slow down to enjoy our time, pausing the clock.
At the end of our days, we won't remember the paycheck grind or the trinkets we bought, only the joyful moments that drifted by like white puffy clouds on a clear blue day.
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