I've been reminded of that quote this morning. For those who remember the great (ok, at least it was fun!) 80s film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, you'll remember it was one of the lines memorialized in Matthew Broderick's voice.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
I have been moving "pretty fast." Life's been moving at quite a clip since January 5th, when "normal life" resumed and the girls went back to school and I to work. We had extra ballet practices and four performances of "Sleeping Beauty," my friend's husband (who is also my husband's friend) went into the hospital with a brain tumor (and is still there, awaiting a third surgery), we watched a new President's inauguration and a lot of new changes . . . I could go on, but you get the idea.
In the middle of all of these life-changing events, I have tried to be strong and brave. I've already made mistakes in this new year, and I hope to learn from them as I go. I try to enjoy moments as they come, especially with my family. I try to support my friends in their challenges, and rejoice in their victories.
So take a few moments today and "look around." I know I will.