Monday, January 4, 2016

"... Of Slowing Down..."

"Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind. 
Help me to know
The restoring power of sleep. 
Teach me the art
Of taking minute vacations;
Of slowing down
To look at a flower,
To chat with a friend,
To pat a dog,
To read just a few lines 
From a good book. 
There is more to life
Than increasing its speed."
-- Author Unknown 

(Click image below for full-frame view of my favorite sign posted at the entrance of Howard Street, Ocracoke Island, N.C.)

"... and i wait." Psalm 5:3 (GWT)



Martin LaBar said...

A fine poem.

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

... and a pretty good prayer, too. Blessings.