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  • Did anybody ever use the phrase “stressed out” 20 years ago? “Stress” and “Coping” and I don’t know how many other words we use to make excuses for not being perfect. Even the word “buzz” is a buzz word. We used to just say, “Sorry” and keep on keeping on. Now we have entire careers made up of professionals helping us to “de-stress”.
    We blame it on our mothers; our fathers; our jobs; our relationships; the times; etc. Life just moves fast. You either stay on the bus or get off at a stop. If you get off at a stop, life seems to slow a bit but you limit your opportunities for experience. If you stay on the bus, life keeps moving too fast and you only get to glimpse the things others are experiencing. Each stop has limited opportunities, but together they are everything. You can spend your life wishing you were at a different location and never change stops or be happy at any stop. Or, you can grow with each stop enriching your “travel visa” along the way.
    I hope my luggage has lots of stickers on it when I finally check out of here.

    I was going to sprout this but couldn’t decide whether to Mary’s “Stress” or Pete’s “Wandering”.

    Picture is of the evening sky taken from my Dad's veranda on the Missouri River.
    A major de-stresser.
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