i turned 15 today.
“being in a hurry. getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. i cannot think of a single advantage i’ve ever gained from being in a hurry. but a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing…through all that haste i thought i was making up time. it turns out i was throwing it away.“
today has been one of the best days. i spent time with my friends and family. i spent quality time talking. i ate good food and laughed. but while i sat in a little stuffy classroom reading one thousand gifts [by ann voskamp] i thought of how much of my time was consumed by thinking. i wish i could say it was smart thinking, but really i spend my time day-dreaming & making plans for the future. while these things aren’t bad, i think of all the time i’ve wasted in these 15 years i’ve been alive. i’ve done alot. yes i have. i’ve traveled, impacted people, and made crazy memories. but i could have done more. so tonight as i sit in my dining room sipping from my new mug, i’m making a pact. a promise with myself that i’ll get things done. i’ll write lists and cross things off. i’ll make people smile and make a difference. i’ll take advantage of the little moments and remember them.
if any of this makes sense/if you are thinking about the same things, read one thousand gifts. this book has transformed my life in the four days that i’ve had it!!
so happy april 13th. i hope its an memorable day :)