Peterson Quote

Monday, November 12, 2012

Slow me down, Lord,
Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time.
Give me, amid the confusion of the day, the calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tension of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music 
of the singing streams that live in my memory.
Teach me the art of taking minute vacations - 
of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, 
to smile at a child, to read a few lines from a good book.
Slow me down, Lord, and 
inspire me to send my roots deep into 
the soil of life's enduring values, that I may grow toward my greater destiny.
Remind me each day that the race is not always to the swift; 
that there is more to life than increasing its speed.
Let me look upward to the towering oak and know 
that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well.

~~ Wilfred A. Peterson


Peterson quote
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Remembering that growing is a slow process this week. 


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