One of my all-time favorite quotes is from the book
Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott:
“You should go only as fast
In a culture that insists we go faster
Today pain is making that request of me…it says,
“Leslie, go slow.”
So I am.
Over the years I’ve learned to accept
it when I have to slow down.
I’ve even learned to enjoy it.
There are all sorts of things to discover,
things I usually rush by.
Maybe today, for whatever reasons, you need to go slow.
When the time comes…
Give yourself permission to do it.
Go slow with gusto!
And be grateful.
(Fast and hurried is highly overrated.)