Take a Deep Breath and Enjoy Your Life’s Walk

We all are in a hurry!

We have so many obligations and responsibilities and people who are counting on us.  Our finances, although we work 40 or 50 hours per week…do not stretch as far as our needs, and wants, require.

I have volunteered, somewhere, for the majority of my life.  I believe that it is important to not do everything for money.  Yet, to work, often two jobs, and then to volunteer and meet all family commitments…is exhausting!

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The American people are sick, and it is from our high tech…never out of touch…commitment to our profession and to being a success…as outlined in media and popular culture.

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If I am not careful I find myself still on the treadmill of hurry up and produce a tangible and time filling product to illustrate my, continued, worth as a human being!


Being wound up like an eight day clock is not a habit that you can set aside easily.

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Walks are good for mental and emotional health.


I was watching a television special with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, of CNN, regarding the health benefits of yoga and meditation.

‘Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.  Yoga in one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions.  There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.’    Google

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I think that we are, often, in search of time filling activity that will bring us the, allusive, search for happiness?

Travel is wonderful…but if you travel, non-stop, what is the value of home?

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When I was a manager of a large housekeeping organization, I noticed that when I was inspecting the cleanliness of a university building…I often saw things that the technician that cleaned the area…did not see.

If you sit outside and observe your yard and the natural surroundings that it entails…you will see, wonders, that you did not realize are there.

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Reading for pleasure has become, somewhat out of vogue in the past generation, or two, due to the convenience of television and the, ‘do it all for you,’ facility that it has.

Have you ever been asked what a TV show, that you had recently watched, was about…and your response was that it was good and…little more?


Reading causes us to slow down and concentrate and be transported into the story.

It is Holy Week.

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Recently I had a chat with one of my fellow parishioners.  She was so kind to me and I have wanted to tell her for some time how I admire her leadership on our board of elders.  She told me that my words meant a lot to her…and I wished that I had said them sooner.


This Easter Sunday…look at your fellow parishioners with the eyes of, really wanting to know them better…and understand their walk with you…back to Jerusalem.


2 responses

  1. Love your photos of the redbuds and dogwoods. It was always my favorite time of year when they bloomed.
    It’s beginning to feel like spring in London too – it just lifts your spirits.

    1. Thank you, my friend! Spring is a time of renewal for me, as well! 🌞

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