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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Time For A Change

We are missing something in our lives...
It has been a busy month so far, but around
here it is always busy...  Both of our kids went
back to school and last week we celebrated our
23rd anniversary and 23 years of our life in
the Midwest.
We have become so busy that we are
forgetting to do the things that bring
us the most joy in life.  Things like just
strolling around the garden and enjoying
the beauty of the blossoms.
I guess we have forgotten to take the
time to smell the roses...
We don't want to miss the radiance of
the sun coming through this blossom.
So we will be making some changes, we
are heading down to Mexico in a few weeks
and plan to discuss what we want in our lives,
what we can leave behind and how to make
that happen.
Spending more time roaming the woods
with our best friend will certainly be
on the list.
We were in Amsterdam recently and we had
breakfast with a young couple from Australia.
We were discussing the meager vacation time
Americans have compared with the rest of the
developed world.  The young woman said in
Australia the ethic is work hard, but play harder.
I like that idea.

1 comment:

  1. Ellen, your flowers are beautiful. Yes, we all need to remind ourselves to take time to "stop and smell the roses!" Keep me informed of your changes. We are about to make some too once we decide what we want to do when we grow up!!