“Be a good steward of your gifts, ” the poet Jane Kenyon urged.
Days can get away from us and we fail to do the one thing that is most important.
This is a wasted day. We really have no time to waste.
First, this photo does not do justice to this painting. It was painted by my sister, Jesi Pace-Berkeley, and is entitled Tech Woman.
She exemplifies a knowing balance that I see among my friends. If one’s profession is fun and lucrative, the personal giving back is often to the unfortunate. If the profession is a helping one, the balance of free time is aimed at having some pleasure.
For many of us, it is sheer joy to happen upon a store that sells exactly what we’d love to look at and own. When this happens, our personality and that of the store owner are on the same wave length. These unique shop owners could sure use our support.
“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it. ” Maya Angelou
As we age, women will look at our peers to catch a clue of how to move, maintain composure, try a new style or turn a phrase. Often, we then smile at each other and gently chat.
Men of the same age, move purposely, visually size each other up…and almost never smile or begin a conversation.
Make a decision to get outside and be among the community.There you will discover neighbors and life happening. So many faces, so many expressions and tidbits of conversation are swirling for us to capture and be a part of. If we add our own personality to the mix, who knows what serendipity might occur. One thing for sure, moving about and getting involved can brighten a day…and create a memory.