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Word on the Street — October 4th thru October 8th

October 10th, 2010 1 COMMENT
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Word on the Street by Kevin Carty

Worship the Moment . . .

This is not really a work subject, but it is something that a good friend and vendor rep. said to me at a dinner this week.

He and his wife were on vacation in the Pacific NW, so I had dinner with them on one of their last nights. Not only was it great to spend time catching up, but it was also a pleasure to hear about their vacation.

At one point during the dinner, he was explaining how they were driving towards the Coast and came along a fresh vegetable market at a farm in the middle of nowhere. So they stopped and grabbed a bunch of fresh veggies. I said, “You just decided to stop. Weren’t you worried about not staying on schedule?” He said, ” No, we have learned that you need to worship the moments that life provides you.” And it really made me stop and think. What a great way to view things.

It seems so often that I go about my days and ignore my surroundings. Whether it is the Cascade Mountains, the  Oregon Coast, or the local fresh food markets.

Many of us travel for our jobs, and we don’t often take the time to see the sights. I know there are cities I have visited multiple times and have never visited the historical, cultural, or scenic spots that make those cities and regions special.

Don’t get me wrong, when we are traveling for business, we have schedules to keep. But at the same time, wouldn’t a business trip be much better if you just took 15 minutes every now and again to stop at something interesting and explored it?

Be well and have a great weekend

–Kevin Carty

Port Orford, OR