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Hangouts – Where You Choose To Be Because You Can Be You

Hanging out where you can be you is the best way to spend the day; this may be a simple thought but it is not always easy to achieve. There are a lot of spaces where you may have to be less than your authentic self. Choose the places and friends where you can be you.

‘I’ll never be a stranger, and I’ll never be alone.’  ~  Billy Joel

 

Photo courtesy of The Doggie Den

To See and Hear With Your Heart

I stood on the bench and looked out over the prairie.  From my new vantage point, I could see far more into the distance than I ever could have believed.

I was able to see the tress huddles together and the fields of grass warmed by the sun.  I could hear with clarity the birds and insects joined in a choir, singing their evening songs.

I breathed the evening air filled with a mixture of earthy scents.

This was what it was to be alive.  To see and hear with your heart.

As I watched the sun slip lower in the sky, coloring the landscape with a radiant glow, I was a bit sad the day was coming to a close.

I almost wished I could wrap this moment into a gift and save it for the times I forgot that life was beautiful.

Love,

Jack

 

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White dog staring into sunset

This is what it is to be alive.

 

 

Window Philosophy

It’s a philosophy of life.

Sometimes you get right out there in the world and you get messy.  You run in the wind; you jump in the puddles; you run after squirrels; and you roll in the mud.

And sometimes you sit on the back of the sofa and bring the world to the window.

Carpe Diem,

Jack

Photo courtesy of The Doggie Den

 

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