Read a line or two in an inspiring book


No time for a beach trip? How about taking minute vacations?

Wilferd Arlan Peterson writes:

Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind. Steady my hurried pace.

Teach me the art of taking “minute vacations”…slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to read a few lines from a good book.

Give me, amidst the day’s confusion, the calmness of the everlasting hills.

Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music of singing streams that lie in my memory.

Help me to know the magical, restoring power of sleep.


Remind me that there is more to life than measuring its speed.

Slow me down, please.