Although it is a bouncy tune, this is a SERIOUS message.
The following came from “The 59th Street Bridge” Song.
“Slow down you’re moving too fast.
You’ve got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun, and feeling groovy.”
A news story reported on a working woman who apparently had too much on her plate.
She remembered the doughnuts before reporting back to school for a new year of schooling, but she forgot that her sleeping baby was in the back of her car. (She was a good mom who just “forgot.”)
Plug in the worst case scenario here and you are beginning to understand the tragedy of this week’s message.
With cell phones being the most obvious recent distraction, we all have too much going on in our lives to be as effective as we need to be. We seem to be working for work’s sake and our primary objective is to “do it all.”
I can’t tell you how to run your life, but I can remind you that you only have one of them. This story in the newspaper is just the first one of its kind if people don’t start slowing down.
Take time to reconfirm your personal priorities and learn how to say “no.”
With any luck, your “wake-up call” will sound like a missed dentist appointment or a misplaced set of car keys.
This woman’s life has been altered forever.[Just yesterday, a friend of mine shared with me his latest goof. He got up at 5:30 a.m. to cach a flight to North Carolina to attend a funeral. Upon arriving at the ticket counter, he learned that his wallet was right where he left it … on his kitchen table. No good ending here. ]
Whatever the case, know that your wake-up call has been set, and it is just a matter of time. You don’t have to regret the outcome if you begin today doing the right things.
Slow down. You may be moving too fast.
“Prioritize your priorities.”