Pay Attention

Monday, October 11, 2010


So we went to a wake tonight. I didn’t know him well, but all of those things make you think about mortality and the importance of here and now. Makes me want to call my mother (but I’ll do that tomorrow, it’s to late now.) Makes me want to make tomorrow a productive and positive one. Makes me want to not have a second helping of chips (the veggie crisp ones – which I like to get to convince myself that it’s a better choice – ha,ha ;-)) because I know that one was enough. Makes me want to go to bed early and stay up late all at once. I want to be well rested at all times, so that I can feel healthy, but I don’t want to miss a thing. Makes me want to love up on my kitties a little longer before making them move over. Makes me want to rise before the sun each day so that I can squeeze as many beautiful sunrises as possible before my last. Makes me want to hit snooze for five more minutes so that I can enjoy the warmth of my wife’s back. Makes me want to get out there and make a difference in someone’s life for the better. Makes me want to be a hugger. Makes me want to be proud of everything that I do each day, and to appreciate all that I have.

Much love – Amy

"Just this, just this, this room where we are. Pay attention to that. Pay attention to who's there, pay attention to what isn't known there, pay attention to what is known there, pay attention to what everyone is thinking and feeling, what you're doing there, and pay attention. Pay attention." - WS Merwin
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