Take Ten

Vacations or holidays are times most of us use as a way to get away from it all so to speak. Most times we return refreshed, rejuvenated and motivated to get done what it is we have set out to do. Between times of vacation or holiday we set forth to get it done whatever “it” is. Moving about our places in time and space to reach the goals of “it” I know sometimes forget to take moments and live in the now. I imagine some of you do as well.

Over the past decade of my life I have tried to take in more of the here and now. Right now in my life that has become more critical than ever. Enjoying a loved, time with a friend, or taking in a scent that I may have missed before by rushing running after “it”. I will not go into why this is critical to me but I feel it should also be a important part everyones life.

Life ends and loved ones are gone. It is a fact of this existence but before that time comes many things pass us that we should have taken in. Ten minutes is not a very long time but ten minutes can refresh, focus you and connect you to others and things of beauty around you. Make that call you say you do not have time for, write those words you have running around your brain that you think would make a great poem, read a poem, take time to just breath in the coolness of a fall night, feel the rain not curse it, look at the stars, look at your child and dare to be amazed, hug someone , stop and take that picture……….

This female Mallard duck was hanging out in the parking lot this morning.She was quite the poser.
I love the blue feathers in the females wings,
Daises hanging out in the partial shade of the tree line on the side of the road.
I have no idea what type of plant this is but I like it!
In a word: Amazing!

Do your self a favor and Take Ten!

Author: The Jagged Man

I am a 57 year old guy who is asking questions about life like "what does it all mean?" and " how come hair will not grow on my head but grows real fast on my ears and back?" you know the deep stuff. I am married and have been for 26 years to the same wonderful woman( read into that: she puts up with me and I married up). I believe in Jesus Christ and that He died for all. The rest I am still working on.

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