Wisdom from Kathie Truitt

Conscientiously make your life a wonderful, beautiful piece of art. Slow down! Live. Be aware of your surroundings.

Sometimes we are so wrapped up in our daily lives that we don’t take the time to see, hear and smell the every day beauty that surrounds us – something as simple as a blade of green grass, the crisp popping sound of a flag blowing in the wind, the smell of gas fumes from a passing bus. Okay, so bus fumes are bad, but that’s not the point.

The point is – you’re ALIVE to smell those bus fumes! You’re experiencing, the “right here,” the “right now.” We aren’t promised the tomorrow and “right here, right now” is all we have. Seize it!

Change the way you see your job – work to live, don’t live to work. No one on their death bed ever said they wished they’d spent more time at work. As a matter of fact, according to palliative care worker Bronnie Ware, the number one thing people wish is that they’d had the courage to live life the way they’d wanted, not they way others expected of them (“Regrets of the Dying“).

Last but certainly not least – don’t wait for those proverbial “special occasions” that everyone talks about. Make EVERY day a special occasion because it is!…Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Kathie is a speaker and the author of False Victim and The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe.

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Sandi O'Donovan
Sandra O'Donovan4 years ago

I try constantly....but life in general just keeps getting in the way!

Karen R.
Karen R5 years ago

This is my personal quote - "You gotta slow down to keep up with me!" - my kids thinks it's funny, I think it's true. Enjoy your life!

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago

thank you


Charlotte A.
Charlotte A5 years ago

I'm thinking it was a nice reminder, too. Thanks.

Cheryl I.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thank you for the article.

Ajla C.
Past Member 5 years ago


Susan S.
Paul Stephan5 years ago

Oh, yes.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thank you.