As I look back on what has been a very eventful year, I find myself reflecting on how fast time moves. It reminds me of a children's book that I enjoy"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth!Most people know Eric Carle as the author of the "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Justifiably so, it is quite popular. But, he is also the mind behind the story of the Sloth. While most of the book features the Sloth being methodically ridiculed by a variety of species, its message is a very powerful one.The back of the book reads "Why are we always in a hurry? Rush. Rush. Rush. We scurry from here and there. We play computer games and then - Quick! Click! - we watch TV. We eat fast food. Everyone tells us to make it snappy! Hurry up! Time is flying! Step on it! there's so little time just to be with friends, to watch a sunset or gaze upon a star-filled sky. Ahhh, what we could learn - even if just a little - from the gentle sloth who slowly, slowly, slowly crawls along a branch of a tree, eats a little, sleeps a lot, and lives in peace.”As lawyers we live in a very fast paced environment. Our very success is dependent on the efficient use of time. I wonder how the book would end if the Sloth had a Summary Judgment brief due in 2 days? Perhaps we could all learn a lesson from the story. Take some time to enjoy the moments life gives to each of us. Make sure that when you look back, you are happy with your use of time.
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Chad M. Moore, Esq.