Pause and Enjoy

When you are a young person, you are like a young creek, and you meet many rocks, many obstacles and difficulties on your way. You hurry to get past these obstacles and get to the ocean. But as the creek moves down through the fields, it becomes larges and calmer and it can enjoy the reflection of the sky. It’s wonderful. You will arrive at the sea anyway so enjoy the journey. Enjoy the sunshine, the sunset, the moon, the birds, the trees, and the many beauties along the way. Taste every moment of your daily life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

We had a death in the family this week. There will be grief expressed in many ways.

But for us all, this reminder from Thich Nhat Hanh points those of us still here to meaning. We get so worked up in our opinions or miseries or worries. In the end, it is so meaningless.

Living long can be good. Living well is better. Best, of course, is both. Pause, enjoy, do good, be kind, go with the flow.

2 Responses to “Pause and Enjoy”

  1. Dick Says:

    My condolences to you and your Family Gary. May God’s peace comfort you at this most difficult time.

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