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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Slow down and look

I'm not commenting on the news of the world today as it's so appalling it's a real stomach churner.  Wow...we do not seem to learn from our mistakes which dooms us to repeat them.  I can't remember who said that but, boy, they were on the money. 

On a much more positive note, if you haven't noticed the trees around town, s-l-o-w- d-o-w-n and notice because they are beeee-u-ti-ful.  The reds, the oranges, the yellows....proof that their is a God and he's busy, even when it feels the least like it.  Sit outside for a few minutes or even just pay attention as you drive around town and notice what is right before you, totally for your enjoyment.  I watched an enormous tree at a friend's house yesterday literally rain bright yellow leaves, as the wind scattered them.  The show didn't cost me a penny and it swelled my heart to bursting.  Check out the leaves at White Rock Lake.....they are a real stunner.

I have to remind myself as the countdown to the holidays ramps up, to slow down and enjoy the small stuff.  Yes, it means every little thing on my to-do list won't get done that day but realistically, there was too much on the list to get done anyway, so though slowing down sounds counter intuitive, it's the way to go.  Less stress, more laughs, more fun.  Being realistic and in the moment is not something I'm always hard wired to do...usually, it's quite the opposite.  I think I have to do more, be more, make it happen.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  I am enough, I have enough, and I don't make it happen anyway.

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