It’s Friday afternoon and I wish I could reach out
grab your hand
and take you for a walk outside.
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.
But there are not enough chances in life
to go outside
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!