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Truly Fine 2009
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A Truly Fine 2009
I thought it would be a good start to a
tremendous 2009 by relating the best thing I had
read in 2008. Here’s hoping you have a truly
The Paradox of Our Times
- The paradox of our time in history is
that we have taller buildings but shorter
tempers, wider freeways, but narrower
viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we
buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more
conveniences, but less time. We have more
degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but
less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
- We drink too much, smoke too much, spend
too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too
fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get
up too tired, read too little, watch TV too
much, and pray too seldom. We have
multiplied our possessions, but reduced our
values. We talk too much, love too seldom,
and hate too often.
- We've learned how to make a living, but
not a life. We've added years to life not
life to years. We've been all the way to the
moon and back, but have trouble crossing the
street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered
outer space but not inner space. We've done
larger things, but not better things. We've
cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our
- Remember, spend some time with your
loved ones, because they are not going to be
- Remember, say a kind word to someone who
looks up to you in awe, because that little
person soon will grow up and leave your
- Remember, to give a warm hug to the one
next to you, because that is the only
treasure you can give with your heart and it
doesn't cost a cent.
- Remember, to say, "I love you" to your
partner and your loved ones, but most of all
mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend
hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
- Remember to hold hands and cherish the
moment for someday that person will not be
there again. Give time to love, give time to
speak, and give time to share the precious
thoughts in your mind.
- Remember - Life is not measured by the
number of breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away.