Oh, my mother was such a wise woman. She's been gone for years, but I can still hear her voice clearly in my mind. "Catherine," she'd say, as the only person on earth who ever called me by my given name, "why are you in such a hurry? Figure out what you want and take your time. Enjoy the steps along the way. We treasure what we work for. Quality lasts."
The delight of hearing my mother's words spontaneously spoken by the characters in a story is one of the finest treats in life. She lives on through me.
Time should not be squandered on things that do not matter. Perhaps today is a good day to pause and reflect on whatever we care most deeply about and recalibrate our priorities?
Good things take time, and focus.