- Hans Hoffman
"So many times we fill our lives with so much activity that there is no time left to just be. Busy from morning to night, rushing from here to there, we forget to stop, to breathe, and to connect with God. We forget to feed our souls. We forget what is really important in our lives.
"Perhaps you are a people pleaser and can't say no. Perhaps you are afraid to be quiet for fear of what might be there in the silence. Perhaps you think everything depends on you and you rush to fix this and fix that, do this and do that, so that everything will be fine and everyone will be happy.
"Find some time today to stop. Turn off all phones and TVs and radios and music players. Stop and just be. Be still.
"Take inventory of all you do in your life. Look at everything and examine whether it is really important. What isn't being accomplished that is important? What are you doing to please others that takes up too much of your time? What can you let go? What is really important?
"You'll be amazed to discover how much peace will be in your life when you are willing to simplify.
"Today I am finding some time to stop and take inventory of what is really important in my life. I am willing to begin to simplify."