A message from a friend, to help me slow down

Slow me down.

Ease the pounding of my heart by quieting my mind.

Steady my hurried pace.

Give me,
in the confusion of my day,
the calmness of the everlasting hills.

Break the tension of my nerves and muscles.

Help me know the magical, restoring power of sleep.

Teach me to take minute vacations by slowing down to look at a flower or a cloud,
to chat with a friend,
to pat a dog,
to read a few lines from a good book.

Remind me that the race is not always to the swift,
that there is more to life than increasing speed.

Let me look upward into the branches of the towering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well.

Slow me down.

Inspire me to send my roots deep into the soil of life’s enduring values that I may grow towards the stars of my great destiny.

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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20 Responses to A message from a friend, to help me slow down

  1. Grannymar says:

    Welcome back. We all need a copy of this on our wall.


  2. Maxi says:

    Good to have you back, Barb. Great prose. I tell my granddaughter to slow down all the time, that doing everything in a hurry will make her nervous, and cause other problems.
    Blessings ~ Maxi


  3. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing it. Also, I want to tie a yellow ribbon around that old oak tree 🙂


  4. rummuser says:

    You are preaching to the already converted! I am the slowest bloke you can ever meet.


  5. Jo Bryant says:

    Missed you !!! just go slow and stay around for the rest of us …a little of you is better than nothing


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