Routine happens daily. Make the bed, clean a litter box, take dogs for a walk, say I love you, drive to work, open house, sit for a few hours, and on and on and you have daily. Sometimes the routine causes us to forget, or ignore.

We forget the friends that have meant so much, and why.
We rush past the roses, flowers, the light fog on the mountain.
Hurry takes the place of contemplation.
And then, one day, the routine becomes, “When did I get this old? When am I going to do _________? When did I change?”

The hurry does not create a longer life, often it creates a shorter one.
Hurry does not create happiness, more often it creates anxiety.
Hurry raises your blood pressure, causes frustration, and builds pressure just waiting to be released.

Pause this season and say thank you. Thank you for this morning, these friends, these people I see. Thank you for groceries, the animals who care about you, the people who have shared your life over the years and the gift of your mentors.

Though this is a powerful religious season in many venues, make your pause daily, for daily is numbered regardless of the hurry, and regardless of the routine. Make it special…..Daily.

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