Thursday, March 28, 2019

How Fast Did They Go

Today, we rush around at break-neck speed wearing ourselves out. We rush here and there without giving a thought that we travel more in a day than most people traveled in their lifetimes. But are we getting anywhere?
Wagons trains traveled 10 to 30 miles a day at 2-3 miles an hour. Hardly enough to blow your hair in your face.
Horses run at 25-30 miles per hour.

The first trains started at ten miles an hour but by 1848 they were traveling at 60 MPH. In fact, there was concern that the human body might not be able to take such speeds.

We walk at about 3 Miles per hour.

So things in the 1800s went at a much slower pace.

It does make me wonder, though we travel faster and farther ~ are we getting anywhere?

Today, make it a slowdown Thursday and stop and smell the roses. 
Look around and appreciate the beauty of spring and 
get to know those around you,
Say Hello, Smile, and look for the blessings
as you look to be a blessing.

It's a wonderful world, Slow down and enjoy it.

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