The Years Are Short

Introduction by Rita Graving

Time marches on for all of us. This short video from Gretchen Rubin reminds us that the moments we share with our children are fleeting – as are the moments in all of life. It’s a reminder that generally, it is really only the moments that we remember. And when we string them all together it creates the tapestry of our lives and the imprint of our soul on humanity.

So when the chaos of daily living, the demands we choose to engage in and overwhelm threatens to swallow you up, pause. Breathe in and breathe out. Imagine the speck of this moment on the timeline of your life. Choose how you want to be in this moment. The years are short. And time marches on.

About Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her next book, Better than Before, is about how we change our habits. Her books The Happiness Projectand Happier at Home were both instant New York Times bestsellers, and The Happiness Project spent more than two years on the bestseller list, including at #1. Her books have sold more than two million copies, in 30 languages. Here, she writes about her adventures as she test-drives ideas from contemporary science and ancient wisdom about building good habits and a happier life.

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