It’s that time of year in my part of the world. Summer vacations are finished except for the good memories that linger and maybe a bit of sunburned skin. Big yellow school buses are on the roads again. School has started.
Growing up, I looked forward to the beginning of a another school year. Never used pencils. Pristine, unmarked notebooks . . . I really enjoyed getting new school supplies!
It was a time for embarking on an adventure, a bit nervous and excited all at the same time. The months ahead promised new experiences and new things to learn.
The world now is much busier than the one I grew up in as a child. So many more options, so many more distractions. Although I no longer have homework assignments, my “to do” list keeps me busy. That is okay to a certain point. As a busy adult, I miss the wonder of running through colored leaves as a child. At this stage of life, I need to remember that even if everything doesn’t get done . . . I still need to take TIME to be STILL and watch the leaves TURN.
How busy are you?
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