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Shining Moments

It’s Friday afternoon and I wish I could reach out

          grab your hand

             and take you for a walk outside.

I know

   there’s plenty of work to be done

     paperwork to complete

     those voices seem to cry out all the time, don’t they?

But there is enough time to do all that we are meant to do,

   more than enough time

 And today will only be for a few more hours.

It’s gorgeous outside.

The sun shines brightly accenting the colorful leaves.

The wind is blowing gently.

Yes, I wish I could take your hand and that you and I could walk outside

    Feet crunching leaves

       Listening the sounds of the nuts falling here and there.

It’s a beautiful day

    and you don’t want to miss it, do you?

It’s difficult to pull aside

    to take another path

    to intentionally leave the unfinished task

     in order to enjoy the day.

But we simply must do that.

We must be willing to take that other path from time to time.

Turn our back on the routine

     and walk down the narrower path of adventure.

Today is one of those days.

I can feel it in  my bones, as my grandmother used to say.

There will  be time for the other things.

Trust me.

But there are not enough chances in life

    to go outside

      and play

       just because.

Please, let me take your hand and encourage you to push back from the ordinary

   and go do something different.

Stop at the local coffee shop

Walk that winding path in the park like you’ve wanted to for so long.

Get an ice cream cone

Open your arms wide and let in the joy of being alive.

Are you game?

Are you willing?

You’ll never regret it.

Today is a one of a kind day!