My husband received these thoughts (unattributed) in an e-mail, and he passed them on to me, as he felt that I might like to put them on my Blog.
Today we have bigger houses and smaller families; More conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less common sense. More knowledge, but less judgement;
We have more experts, but more problems. More medicine, but less well-ness;
We spend too recklessly, laugh too little and drive too fast.
We get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired;
Read too little, watch TV too often and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values;
We talk too much, love too little and lie too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;
We've added years to life, but not life to years;
We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers;
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less;
We buy more, but enjoy it less.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet our new neighbour.
We've conquered outer space, but not inner space.
We write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less;
We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We have higher incomes, but lower morals;
We are long on quantity, but short in quality.
More leisure, and less fun. More kinds of food, but less nutrition;
Two incomes, but more divorce; Fancier houses, but broken homes.
This is the paradox of our time today. That's why I propose that, as of today, you do not keep anything for a special occasion, because every day that you live is a special occasion.
Search for knowledge, read more, sit on your front porch and admire the view, without paying attention to your needs.
Spend more time with your family and friends, eat your favourite foods and visit the places you love.
Let's tell our families and friends how much we love them.
Do not delay anything that adds laughter and joy to your life.
Every day, every hour, and every minute is special. And you don't know if it will be your last.