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Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~Mary Oliver -

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~Mary Oliver

Pay attention to one small aspect about yourself or about the world around you. Learn everything you can about it. Your experiences are a gift, write and speak about them often.


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ASILLA 7/4/2013 7:32AM

    Im really very good at the first two, just really suck at the last part...however with your writings Kelly you do inspire me to try one day.

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TENNISJIM 7/4/2013 6:31AM

    Great post and idea. Will do.

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 7/3/2013 5:04PM

    It is all about mindfulness! I like the be astonished part! So many people are not astonished or even surprised by much these days. I am glad I don't expect the worst out of people and am astonished when they show that side to me. I am also delightfully surprised by people's good deeds and helpfulness! Isn't the beauty of nature astonishing? The laugh of a baby? The whimper of a puppy. the contented sigh of an old dog. The ache after a strenuous workout? The crunch of an apple or stalk of celry? All of it is simply astonishing! Thanks!

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    Thought provoking. Is this the same as "being in the moment"?

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/3/2013 1:40PM

    emoticon Most people don't pay attention. They just kind of muddle through it seems.

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LOSER05 7/3/2013 9:30AM


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PESKIGIRL 7/3/2013 9:12AM

  "Pay attention to the miracle" -loved it!

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DARLY55 7/3/2013 8:39AM

    Very nice. Every minute of our day is a miracle in itself. Just be aware.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/3/2013 8:23AM

    So true!

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ANATASHIKI 7/3/2013 8:18AM

    actually paying attention is pretty hard emoticon

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