Thursday, May 2, 2013

The letter Z

I have come to the end of the A to Z Challenge.  I'm a day or two behind, but I stuck with it.  For that I am happy.  I will miss it but I have started a new project for May.  It's the "Honesty Experiment"  and I am participating with an online group put together by one of my daughter's high school friends.  The idea of this experiment is to realize how much lying happens, how we can work to be more honest every day, how we can change the acceptance of "white lies" in today's world - and how we can deal with lies when they happen.  I'm looking forward to it, not because I am a big liar - but because I live in a world where liars do seem to get ahead and don't have to be responsible for their actions.   I want to be more forgiving and also help change the climate to increase honest living.

But, wait...what about the letter Z?

I have chosen the word  zip, as in how quickly time can zip on by!  In fact, the month of the challenge did ZIP by!  In general, time moves a little too quickly for me.  So, I try and slow down and enjoy each day, each moment of each day.  I went to a funeral Tuesday.  It was for a beautiful, happy woman who died at age 59.  Too young. But, she lived her life with joy - and she spread it to people she met every single day.  

I know it's a challenge to "enjoy" each clicking moment as it's going by.   But, I think I have gotten better at it.  I will continue to try and "stop and smell the roses" along the way.  I guess as I age I realize how really  important it is.

Life just zips by!

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