While speeding down a scenic Austin roads, the song “Slow Down” by Clyde Carson ironically played on my radio…
That song playing at that moment was just the necessary moment for me. It was a literal and figurative reminder to ease up on the gas on the road and in my life. What perfect timing! I was traveling too fast on that road that I completely missed the beauty of the journey. Something many of us are familiar with.
Our generation is an ambitious one, and that ambition is too often accompanied with busyness. Being busy is a blessing but we should never spend so much time working to provide for a family that we’re too busy to spend time with. We’re too often on the go, ripping and running and hardly take moments to appreciate what truly matters. I appreciate the message of slowing down, but I dislike the harsh ways in which the message can be delivered.
On August 30, I lost my mother to cancer after a tough 4 years. Out of all of my possessions I worked so many hours for, the only thing I wish I had at that moment was more time. Turning back the hands.
I was in the city for over a week and never took time to see my brother and niece. I had begun to realize I had been so busy with life, I failed to enjoy it with those that matter. Most recently my cousin had her second child and I had been so busy with work, I almost missed congratulating her. That’s a weak excuse.
As I grow and reflect on it all I realize life is about relationships and sooner or later you’ll find out what really matters – relationships with people and your relationship with God. Every life is beautiful. Don’t speed through it. Drive slow, homie.