Finding Margin

"Life in modern-day America is essentially devoid of time and space. Not the Star Trek kind. The sanity kind. The time and space that once existed in the lives of people who regularly lingered after dinner, helped the kids with homework, visited with the neighbors, sat on the lawn swing, went for long walks, dug in the garden, and always had a full night's sleep... We need more time. We need more space. We need more reserves. We need more buffer. We need, in short, more margin." ~The Overload Syndrome, Richard A. Swenson, M.D.

"Margin is the space between our load and our limits. It is the amount allowed beyond that which is needed. It is something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations. Margin is the gap between rest and exhaustion, the space between breathing freely and suffocating. Margin is the opposite of overload." ~Margin, Richard A. Swenson, M.D.

Blessings to you dear friends,