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Marcia Eames-Sheavly on ‘celebrating the ordinary’

Marcia Eames-SheavlySlow down, approach the world with awe and help others do the same.

That’s the message Marcia Eames-Sheavly, senior extension associate in the Department of Horticulture, delivered at the February 3 Soup and Hope gathering sponsored by Cornell United Religious Works.

“‘How do we love in an over-stimulated, tightly wound world, in which none of us often take time to eat our lunch without glancing at the computer?’

“The answer, she believes, lies in slowing down, in being aware of moments of happiness, peace and awe. It comes with ‘taking time to celebrate the ordinary, in reclaiming the uncomplicated satisfaction of the true human bond, and in intentionally pausing to notice the commonplace, in the present moment.'”

Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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