Month: July 2016

Thought for Today

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A good reminder for us to slow down and appreciate the things in our lives.


Azaleas in Lendonwood Gardens.  Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins Azaleas in Lendonwood Gardens. Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
Bill Watterson

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A Simple Discipline: Enjoying the Journey

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Good advice for us all.


Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

There is a popular saying, “Life’s a journey, not a destination.”  That is correct, it is a journey.  But sometimes it seems the journey is all about struggle and hardship.  We work so hard at this thing we call life, accomplishing, achieving, acquiring and conquering.  We have a dream we believe must be realized at all costs.

We forget that we are supposed to enjoy the trip.  So how do we remember, and how do we enjoy the trip?

  1.  Value experiences.  The simple things like watching the sunrise, swimming in the ocean or walking the dog have lessons and joy waiting for us.
  2. Unplug once in awhile.  Put away the devices and get involved in the “real world”.
  3. Take an actual vacation.  Don’t take your work with you or spend all your time texting people at home.
  4. Have fun.  Smile, laugh, play, sing, color, tell a joke…

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