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A Summer Reflection

I recently came upon a provocative scroll  in Hyannis, MA while on vacation. It made me think about my life; what’s important, how I act,  how I spend my time and my priorities.  I pass it on in the hope that each of you will also take a few minutes for personal reflection and find that time well spent.


We have bigger houses but smaller families;

more conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;

more knowledge, but less judgement;

more experts, but more problems;

more medicines, but less healthiness;

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,

but have trouble crossing the street to meet

the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more

information to produce more copies then ever,

but have less communication;

We have become long on quantity,

but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods

but slow digestion;

Tall men but short character;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It’s a time when there is much in the window,

but nothing in the room.

The 14th Dalai Lama