It is only now that I am retired that I take the time to slow down and be mindful of what I am doing or not doing,
use all my senses to take the present in, and to enjoy. Stop and smell the roses has never been so real and so good.
Whenever I reflect on my past, I remember hurrying to meet some deadline, start a new project, finish an old one, and just trying to fit everything into the day, week, month, year that I wanted to or had to.
This isn’t to say that I remember being unhappy, just busy, harried, and maybe unaware of the beauty of the world around me.
Now I let that world flow through me, like a line from a favorite Mary Chapin Carpenter song “rest in the arms of the Great Wide Open…”
Yeah, it’s all good….
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