I took the stairs tonight.
I didn’t want to. It’s much easier just to push the button and take the elevator four flights up.
But tonight, I took the stairs.
I have to admit, I’m the kind of person who likes to take the quickest route from point “A” to point “B” in every area of my life, whether driving in my car, going on a crash diet, or even working on a relationship. But where has that brought me?
Divorced, overweight, and stressed out.
Hmmm. Seems the “quickest route” has gotten me nowhere, quickly.
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This is where I’ve been until now. Time to try something new.
I woke up early and took my time getting ready for work. I spent extra time on the details since I wasn’t in a hurry. I was calm and steady instead of rushed and frantic. I looked good, and I felt good.
I kept the pace when I was driving into work. I decided that since I had time, I would take the back way and take my time getting there. It was amazing. Traffic flowed nicely, and the river looked amazing as it glistened in the sunset. Hmmm… I wonder how many times have I driven over that river and not even noticed it?
There’s an amazing chapter in my life being written right now, and I don’t wanna miss the sun shining on the river. I don’t wanna miss one single opportunity for me to learn, and to grow; to be a better version of myself. I want to be present for every single moment, and notice every single beautiful detail. This is it. Time to stop, look, and listen as I cross the road ahead.
Time to slow down, and do what it takes to be a better me.
Everything worth doing is worth the time and effort of doing it right.
THIS… is worth it.
…love you much…❤️