Wednesday, September 22, 2010

6 Minutes Until 10.

As I sit staring blankly at this box that will somehow transform into a blog post, it is 6 minutes before 10pm. 6 minutes can be a long time or over in the blink of an eye. It's all about how you look at things. And what you ultimately do in those 6 minutes.

It can be something profound. You can save a life in 6 minutes. You can change your destiny. You can make a mistake. You can experience something you never even imagined existed.

What you do in 6 minutes can also be not so profound, but equally as amazing. You can laugh. You can smile. You can read a book. You can watch a movie. You can listen to a song. You can talk to a friend. You can kiss someone you love. You can listen to a thunderstorm and smell the rain. You can simply sit and breathe.

I think when we hear the world's mantra that we should make every minute count, we tend to think only about the work that needs to be done and not the rest that needs to be taken. We rush to make those minutes big, and we feel somehow guilty when they're not.

But what do we really need in those 6 minutes? I think it's more basic that money or peer recognition. In those 6 minutes what we really need is a smile, a hug, a shoulder to lean on, an encouraging voice....what we really need above all else is love and support from those who mean the most to us.

Here's hoping your six minutes were filled with all of that....and more.

xoxoxoxo to you all. Sweet dreams.

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