I definitely experienced the above quote on Friday. While waiting for my husband while he was in an appointment I decided to take a short walk. I had driven down this same street many many times and have walked it a few times as well but always with a purpose. Friday I decided to take my time and really enjoy the stroll and the view. The first thing that caught my attention was a small white house with a really cute porch. On the porch someone had set up a beautiful bright blue vignette. The flowers were arranged in a pretty vase and the tea pot and cups were waiting for guests. It looked like the perfect place to relax and visit with friends. Next, I saw a woman sitting with her paints. She was painting one of the new condos that were recently built above a row of stores. She was busy painting oblivious to the cars and people that were whizzing past her. Next I came upon three more painters and finally another group who were painting an old red building. I decided they must be part of a class. I walked past buildings and homes that were there from the 1800s. I learned that the antique store on the corner used to be a livery stable and that the new trendy restaurant was at one time a cotton mill. It was a short walk and it didn't take much time but I discovered something new about places I had driven by many times before. I wonder what else I can learn this week if I open my eyes just a little wider and take my time to see what is right before me.
Bernard Baruch said, "Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well, and bring it to a boil." I think this sounds like a wonderful recipe for an interesting week. I think I will try it and see what happens. I invite you to join me.
When you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!