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A Leisurely Walk
by Trish Thompson
07/06/05
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I was thinking as I walked the other morning - how different the landscape appears, when you are on foot instead of riding in a car, for instead of speeding by without a glance, there is time to really see things because they are near.

It was a good reminder for me, especially when I think of you, to slow down and walk instead of speeding along, to get closer than ever to you.

When I walked, the blocks seemed longer somehow, they took more time to cross, and along the way you could notice the grass and flowers, they passed by slowly so they didn't get lost.

And I thought that each day should be like a leisurely walk, exploring our love in ever greater detail, taking the time to notice the small things, the little things that are always there without fail

The look in your eyes is one thing - they are so full of love when you look at me, and I know that mine are mirrors of that, reflecting back to you all the love that I see.

I don't want to hurry by and miss that, I treasure each glance that comes my way, and I want to savor and treasure each one and tuck it into my heart to stay.

The touch of your hand as you go by is another, such a small thing, it could easily get overlooked, but I want to take the time to hold on to that touch with my own, to give it back, to make a circle of love with our hands.

A touch is a wordless gesture of love, it conveys what words cannot say, and I get so many gifts of loving touches from you, that the richness just fills up my day.

The smile on your face, the expression I see means more to me than any 'thing' in my life, and I know that when I see that face that says love, I'm the richest of women because I'm your wife.

I want to slow down, to capture that face, to keep that feeling that fills my heart when I do, to store up inside all the love that you give, and return it with all my love that I give to you.

I thank God for the gift He has given me in you, and for the lesson I learned to slow down and view - to take the time to really see what I have, this love that I am filled with each day with you.

It is a good reminder that to be rich doesn't take an abundance of money or things; it only takes the cherishing of what I've been given, the gift of love that to me you bring!


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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