My Twitter pal Weselec posted a lovely note to his young daughter on his blog and he's kindly allowed me to repost it here. Do enjoy.
To My Dear Younger Daughter
I’m not an old man, but I have lived my day. And experience has taught me a number of things. But today the lesson I am here to pass on is a simple one.
Relax. Be lazy. Do what you love, and take the time to do it well, but do it only when you find joy in it. Do what you must, and take the time to do it well, but do it only when it serves the cause.
Remember that your wellness, mental as well as physical, is what will enable you to continue providing for your world, your community, your loved ones, and your self, your whole life long.
Do not turn away from responsibility, but recognize when responsibility can wait. The time you spend on simply not spending time will enrich your life in ways you won’t understand until it has all run out. I learned this lesson the hard way, a long time ago.
That is why I cannot get you more juice.