Tell about it.
― Mary Oliver
Do you pay attention? Are you astonished? If so, do you tell anyone about it?
I'm pretty sure the fresh air here has the same properties as a bottle of red wine because I have finally found the courage to tell about the things that catch my attention. It takes little these days to astonish me. And that's not always a GOOD thing! For example, I'm as astonished (and entertained) by my husband's ability to piddle away HOURS on futile projects - like a vegetable garden in the middle of the horses' grazing pasture - as I am with the beauty of the fog rising on our property every morning.
I'm striving now to pay attention to everything and everyone around me. I've spent a lot of years with my head down trying to check things off of my "to do" lists. (and YES, I confess that I still love to cross through things on a list). But it's not the errands and chores on those lists that give me memories. It's the times I look up and pay attention to what or who is around me.
I'll put it all out on the barn floor for you. I hope I can inspire you to adopt Mary Oliver's Instructions for a Life - Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.