Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 44 - Slow

Today was definitely a slow kind of day. Due to the heavy snow, it took me five hours to drive to Laval (near Montreal) instead of the regular three hours. The roads were tricky so there was no rushing allowed. I spent much of the time on the highway traveling between 60 and 80 km/hr. Once I checked into the hotel and got settled I figured I'd try hooking up to the internet and catching up on my commenting. I managed to get online but it was extremely slow. I called for assistance and guess what, they were experiencing heavier demands than usual so I stayed on hold for about 5 minutes until someone came on. He asked me a few questions and then asked if he could put me on hold. I agreed but after 10 minutes of waiting, decided that it just wasn't meant to be. I hung up, called down to the front desk and canceled the internet service.
Now, it would have been easy to get frustrated and angry but all this slowness actually allowed for some very positive experiences. Since I was driving slow on the highway I was able to see a group of people on a sleigh ride traveling across one of the overpasses. I enjoyed viewing the snow covered trees and I believe driving slower actually saved me money on gas. The slow internet gave me the chance to enjoy reading my book and having a nice chat with Peg. Finally, it gave me time to find a shot that reflected the speed of the day. So, the next time life slows you down, remember to take the time to enjoy all the wonders around you. It sure beats getting angry and frustrated.

4 comments:

Sandra V. said...

Glad you could make the best out of a tough situation! Very appropriate image to go along with your story!

susanvg said...

And it's slow good :-) We need to slow down from time to time.

Julie McLeod said...

That is a nice shot to illustrate your sentiments. And a really good message for all of us! ;-)

tchesney said...

Perfect image to go w/ the commentary...it is so hard to slow down these days, but so nice when it happens!