My friend Jane sent this to me (thanks, Jane!!) and I thought it was very good and wanted to share…
Paradox of Our Times
Today we have bigger houses, but smaller families
More conveniences, but less time
We have more degrees, but less common sense
More knowledge, but less judgment
We have more experts, but more problems
More medicine, but less wellness
We spend too recklessly
Laugh too little
Drive too fast
Get too angry too quickly
Stay up too late
Read too little
Watch TV too much
And ponder too little
We’ve multiplied our possessions,
but reduced our values
We talk too much, love too little and lie too often
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life
We’ve added years to our lives, but not life to our years
We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
We spend more, but have less
We buy more, enjoy it less
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back
But have trouble crossing the street to meet our neighbors
We’ve conquered outer space,
But not inner space
We’ve split the atom
But not our prejudice
We write more, learn less, ———————- plan more, but accomplish less
We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait,
We have higher incomes , but lower morals
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies
But have less communication
We are long on quantity,
But short on quality
These are the time of fast foods and slow digestion
Taller people, and short character
More leisure and less fun …..more kinds of foods …… but less nutrition
Two incomes …..but more divorce
Fancier houses …. but more broken homes
That’s why I propose , that as of today , you do not keep anything for special occasions, because every day you live is a special occasion.
Search for knowledge , read more , sit on your front porch and admire the view without paying attention to the time.
Spend more time with your family and friends , eat your favorite foods, and visit the places you love.
Use your crystal goblets…do not save your best perfume for best…throw a party for no good reason.
Life isn’t only about survival … It’s about joy.
Do not delay anything that adds laughter and joy to your life.
Remove from your vocabulary phrases like “one of these days “ and “someday”
Let’s write that letter we thought of writing “one of these days “
Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them.