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Many of you have likely already declared your
New Year’s resolutions. In typical fashion, I am running a bit late. This is
particularly amusing to me and slightly hypocritical given that my first resolution
for this year is: Don’t be late.
When it comes to running late, I could challenge
Alice’s White Rabbit for top honors. I’ve actually found myself darting through
the house, yelling “We’re late! We’re late! Hurry up, we’re late!”
Since I don’t live in Wonderland and constantly
running late causes stress, it’s time for a change.
"Let's go. Hurry up. Get a move on. We're going to be late."
My daughter is the epitome of what it is to live in the moment, each moment given the powerful sense of awareness and observation that it deserves. Yet each day, she must contend with my pushing her from moment to moment, a constant "come on!" as if what she is doing has no value. When we leave the house, more often than not she asks if we will be late. I feel sheer joy on the rare occasions when I can say that this time ...