I came across this saying, I had saved a few years ago.... it still holds true to this day. It has been said to be written by George Carlin, the Dalai Lama & an Anonymous author, but I think it was really written by Dr. Bob Moorehead. Whomever wrote it: it is well written, thought provoking and poignant! Things I am trying to incorporate more into my life these days, more mindfulness, more simplicity, more connection.
Definitely a good reminder on Family Day, Monday February 17th 2020.


Supplies:
Time Clusters No. 02
Blendables Layered Template No. 36 ~ pieces of
Blendables Layered Template No. 32~ mask
Lila Bleu Element Pack
Family Time Layered Template~ pieces
Clock Parts No. 01
Worn Edges~ Lynn Grieveson


Journaling:
The paradox of our time in history is that:


~ we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
~ wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
~ we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less
~ we have bigger houses and smaller families
~ more conveniences, but less time
~ we have more degrees but less sense
~ more knowledge, but less judgment
~ more experts, yet more problems
~ more medicine, but less wellness.


~ we drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly
~ laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry
~ stay up too late, get up too tired
~ read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom


~ we have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values
~ we've learned how to make a living, but not a life
~ we've added years to life not life to years
~ we've been all the way to the moon and back, but have
trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor
~ we conquered outer space but not inner space
~ we've done larger things, but not better things
~ we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul
~ we've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice
~ we write more, but learn less
~ we plan more, but accomplish less
~ we've learned to rush, but not to wait
~ we build more computers to hold more information, to
produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less
and less.


~ these are the times of fast foods and slow digestion
~ big men and small character
~ steep profits and shallow relationships
~these are the days of two incomes but more divorce
~ fancier houses, but broken homes
~ days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality,
one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do every
thing from cheer, to quiet, to kill.


~ it is a time when there is much in the showroom window and
nothing in the stockroom
~ a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a
time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to
just hit delete.


~ remember to spend some time with your loved ones
because they are not going to be around forever
~ remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you
in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave
your side.
~ remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you,
because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart
and it doesn't cost a cent.
~ remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved
ones, but most of all, mean it.
~ remember to hold hands and cherish the moment, for
someday that person will not be there.


And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.