IT'S WORTH STOPPING FOR A FEW MINUTES TO CREATE A LIFETIME MEMORY...
BY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES
Good morning everyone! I put my story here last night for this morning. I woke up thinking about how nice it really was to be outside at the right time... to get to appreciate smelling that wood smoke last evening. It really was special. It's strange how something like that can take your mind back to a happy time, isn't it?
That was a special time when we stayed in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for over a month. The hotel we stayed in had a creek beside the cement walkway at the hotel. We would stand there and watch the water running merrily on its way to 'I don't know where!' I would watch it swirl around the gray rocks, making a happy 'watery, splashing' sound.
This touches one's soul when taking time to appreciate such specialness in life, nature. It's worth stopping for a few minutes to create a lifetime memory. This is a
'old' memory. See how it brought me happiness many years later? I bet you have such special memories, too.
I remember the metal bars that made a rail 'fence' along the cement walkway... the bars were so cold to touch, but, that didn't stop us from leaning over them to stand and dream for a few minutes while watching the clear water moving rapidly along its way.
I remember while at that hotel, we would walk on those hilly 'up and down' sidewalks enjoying looking at happy people's faces, hear their laughter ...they heard ours, too! I would look 'everywhere' and see the colors of the lights in shop windows, signs... so much happy stimulation to one's senses. I loved it.
It was so nice to walk back to the hotel, go inside and build a fire in the fireplace, turn the coffeemaker on... those things made for a cosy evening. We'd open the curtains to the big, wonderful windows and sliding door to let the outside come in! All the while ....being cosy and warm inside!
Yes, I am sitting here smiling as I type... it IS worth stopping for a few minutes to create a lifetime memory!
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