Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Enjoy The Moment

We aren't the only ones that decorate for the season. Decorating comes from a much more divine source as well.

Now, I am not sure whether it is intentional, or just something we have always associated with the Holidays, but fresh snow hanging from the evergreens, filling the dark voids along the ground, makes the trees look as they were placed onto the canvas by some heavenly artist.

In fact, they were.

The view outside our window this morning brought a warm smile to Mary's face. We were both smiling. The beauty of the scene, a hot cup of coffee, and the Sunday paper do wonders.

The last minute Holiday planning, and chores can wait. We'll enjoy this moment, after all, it is a gift.

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