Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday's Thought and Picture

"Scientists can look at the rings of trees and make educated guesses about climate and growing conditions hundreds and even thousands of years ago. One of the things we learn from studying the growth of trees is that during seasons when conditions are ideal, trees grow at a normal rate. However, during seasons when growing conditions are not ideal, trees slow down their growth and devote their energy to the basic elements necessary for survival.

It is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions.When stress levels rise, when distress appears, when tragedy strikes, too often we attempt to keep up the same frantic pace or even accelerate, thinking somehow that the more rushed our pace, the better off we will be.

The wise understand and apply the lessons of tree rings. They resist the temptation to get caught up in the frantic rush of everyday life. They follow the advice “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” In short, they focus on the things that matter most.
We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best."

Of Things That Matter Most
{read the rest of this talk here}

Happy Sunday Lovelies!


Baby Sister said...

I love that quote. :) And the picture!!

Laura Wynn said...

Loved this talk. Good thing to remember during finals!! Ps, are you so stoked for graduation in 3 weeks?

Jamie said...

So very true. Sometimes we all just need to take a deep breath and slow down. That's exactly what I needed.

Cute blog! Following you!