It's amazing how one's perspective changes once the days start adding up. I always remember hearing that old cliche 'stop and smell the roses', but I never paid much mind to it. These days, I can stop and read a chapter in a book, for the good part, and not be bothered that I might not be back for a while. When time allows, I like to take lots of detours off the well trodden trail and seek a surprise or two. I am a simple man. I can be entertained by the seemingly unassuming. Sometimes I wonder, if I slow others around me down, while I wander around. I think I do, but I guess that's the price you pay for the company you keep. Here's my assignment for you today--- find something new, take a short, different path, hold a bit of wonder in your hand for a time.