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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Story to think about this weekend as you go about your business . . .

For today's meditation, we turn to contemporary writer Gregg Krech, author of "Life is a Matter of Attention." Gregg wisely tells us...

Your experience of life is not based on your life, but on what you pay attention to.



Moose Pass, Alaska - on the way to Homer



Benny Benson was a student when Alaska was made a state 50 years ago - they had a contest for the students to design a flag - Benny Benson won - the stars are in the shape of the Big Dipper.




Okay this is a cabin I saw on my way to Homer. Isn't it cool? Burrell wood knots right in the wood.


Well only two cities left to visit next week . . .



This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.
(Maybe that is true or maybe not - but does that matter - just try to get the message.)

SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?

When you ask how are you?

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You'd better slow down

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die xause you never had time to call and say,'Hi'

You'd better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere

You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift.... thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

So while you're out and about today - slow down - enjoy what you are doing - try to be nice to others. Try to give a smile away - you can't do it -f or you'll always get one back. True.

Love,
Chatty

5 comments:

JeanMac said...

Oh, so true.

Chatty Crone said...

JeanMac - I know you live that every day.

ClassyChassy said...

The burl wood is amazing - how they created the details into that little building!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Another good, thoughtful post.

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