It's Sunday. Traditionally a day of rest. Remember when nothing but church opened their doors on a Sunday? Those were simple times – times when we had our priorities more in line with what truly matter.
Where has the time gone?
I was just reading two very different takes on "what I've learned in life:"
Dick Van Dyke, in his 80s with an enormous body of comedic word to his credit says "retirement is not working out."
He continues to learn and enjoy and receive and yet still wants the opportunity to give back. He quotes from the Buddhists who offer three things you should have in life:
"Buddhists say you need three things in life: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Isn't that great?"
A totally different talent, Tom Petty, shares his views on what he's learned in life.
He starts off by saying I don't think I've learned anything that I didn't already know. I just didn't recognize it at first.
That reminds me of the book by Robert Fulghum, All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten.
Tom has some amazing views on how things in the music industry have changed in the last thirty years, but no matter what the industry, life is changing faster than we can keep up. How do we stop it from moving so fast?
If we stepped back in time to those simpler lives, we'd give up the technological advances we rely on each day, but would gain quality time with each other.
We'd lose the medical advances but perhaps wouldn't be so DRIVEN and stressed and would have fewer work-related health problems.
I remember coloring at the kitchen table with my Mom and the talks we'd have as we nibbled on the freshly baked chocolate cookies we'd made together. I try to re-enact those times in my home but I have to compete with computer games and IMing and MP3 players and store bought snacks.
What life lessons have you learned and how does that impact your daily life?