Slowing Down Does the Trick

April 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

It was one of those days where everything wasn’t going right.

I’ll not bore you with the details, but one thing after another had gone wrong and instead of being aware of this accumulation, all I did was get more and more frustrated.

Then I saw the butterfly.

I don’t know what sort it was; I wasn’t actually that close to it.

But I did notice that it was resting as it remained, for almost a minute, wings tight together.

It was in that moment that I myself was prompted to take a deep breath and just relax a little.

It had been a busy week. It had been a week where a number of things I was doing were a little different from normal.

There were new opportunities, new experiences and fresh relationships to make.

In those busy moments, the collaboration of chaos had gained its own momentum.

And I needed the butterfly to help me see it – the value of slowing down for a minute or two, giving a smile and then letting the world – my world – flow a little easier.

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