After the Harvest

You can change the world!

Today I witnessed a black Volkswagen Jetta completely run a stop sign without slowing down, turn left into the oncoming lane of traffic, and continue down the road for a good thirty seconds before lazily shifting back to the proper lane. All right in front of me and there was nothing I could do!

Thankfully there was no oncoming traffic – phew!

 

After the Harvest

In a world where instant gratification comes from everywhere and our world is being fast forwarded by impatient people it seems that there is no room to slow down.

Slowing down is exactly what people need. 

Now when I say ‘slow down’ I do not mean grab some munchies and spend the day on the sofa playing video games. Not in the least! Truly slowing down means finding the enjoyment in every moment – taking the time to actually stop and smell the roses.

All too often we race through our lives without so much as a glance to where we are. Before we know it years have passed us by and we are left in a daze wondering what happened. Don’t let this happen to you.

Instead of just driving to work in the morning actually travel; notice the beautiful sunrise, the scenery changing with the season, how the road twists and turns. Take a different way to work just to keep your senses heightened – you never know what you may see!

For lunch break take a walk. Stretch your legs and your mind!

Visit a local art gallery or museum. Perhaps stop at the library and find a good book to read.

Make each day unique and keep your creativity alive! This will not only help add spice to your life but it will help you become more creative in your daily work as well.

When we live our lives at warp seven we lose sight of things that matter. This is especially true in our relationships with each other. In this age of technology and connecting via the internet many people have lost their ability to connect face to face. Don’t let this happen to you!

Make sure that when you see people in daily life you take the time to see them as a person and genuinely become interested in what they have to say. Open your heart and your mind; you will be surprised in the change you will see in your relationships with others.

Take pride in your job, know that you are making a difference in someone’s life everyday. Be aware of how your words and actions could help other people.

A smile and a kind word from you may be all that a person needs to turn their horrible day around! Yes it is that simple to actually change the world!

Now, I ask that you do one thing…

Today remember to slow down and be mindful of the world around you. Please share with us below – what is your favorite way to slow down?

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A Simple Start…

This is the first step in my quest for world domination.

My goal for this blog is to help you to find ways to bring adventure into your ‘normal’ life. To each person, of course, normal means something very different. By ‘normal’ I am talking about the 9-5 job, the housework, the errands, and all that necessary stuff that makes the world go round (or at least our small individual worlds). Because, let’s face it, without that 9-5 job we would be poor, without the housework we would live in filth, and without errands we would have no sustenance!

Millinocket Lake with Mt. Katahdin in the distance.

My goal is to bring the adventure back into the ordinary. I want to help you make time for it! I know life is busy but there is always time for adventure no matter where you are. This could be just taking a moment to drive a different way home or it could be taking a trip to the other side of the world.

Life is about the little things. Life is about being happy.

Life is about being adventurous!

Photo by B. Sherman (c) 2009 Looking out over Millinocket Lake at Mt. Kahtadin