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Pause a moment

Pause for a moment...

  • Put some air in your tires
  • Check your map
  • Play a game that your kids play
  • Accept thanks for something without over analyzing
  • Read the funnies in the newspaper
  • Take a walk
  • Look at old pictures of your kids
  • Park in space farthest from the entrance
  • Stop at the DairyQueen
  • Plan your dream vacation
  • Give somebody else time to figure it out for themselves
  • Call your mom
  • Kiss your grandchild on the top of his head and find her a cookie
  • Wear your oldest sweatshirt
  • Have two glasses of wine instead of just one
  • Read an old-favorite book
  • Take out the earbuds and enjoy the birds
  • Catch your breath

It's that time of the year. Holidays. Kids in activities. Big projects. Community events. Must read books. End of semesters. Friends and relatives who need your help. 

Here's the thing. If you get to the big stuff five minutes later, it won't make any difference in the long run. 

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Reader Comments (3)

Stop at the Dairy Queen

December 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKenn Gorman

What's a 'newspaper'?

December 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKen


It's what you swat the horse with to get him moving...


December 4, 2018 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

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