Look Waaaay up……

“Look up. Look Waaaay up.” These were the words spoken by Bob Homme,  aka “The Friendly Giant” at the beginning of each of his shows, as a group of small children sat around him. First uttered in 1953 in Wisconsin, and later aired by CBC television for many years.

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Words that do not just apply to children. Just watch people walking by you on the street. The sky could fall and they would never see it coming! Get into a busy elevator, and everybody is staring at their feet. Why are we like this? What are we scared of  letting in? Living in our own world, in our own space; as if to say,  go away, do not bother me. Sorry, I do not have an answer.DSC_0810

So, if you do look up, what is the worst thing that could happen? Probably nothing, unless you are being swarmed by a flock of pigeons! DSC_0654

There is a whole new world open to you just by lifting your head. It is also good for your posture, your breathing, your simple awareness of all that is around you. Just what is over that rise ahead, around the next corner? Keep your head up, the world is coming at you. DSC_0793

What do you see when you look up at this tree? Something that is dead and no longer of value? Or do you see a home for birds, a source of food, a shelter. Once magnificent, still significant as a sculpture in Nature, just waiting to be discovered.DSC_0915

There is so much of the world to see and experience. Look up, acknowledge that it is there, unglue your eyes from your electronic devise. You will be pleasantly rewarded. It could blow your mind. sunset clouds

So as you bustle about in your busy world, take the time to look out and about, and up. Not always an easy thing to accomplish in this disturbing world, but worth the reward. Starring at your feet all day as you navigate life is no indication of the opportunities that can lie ahead.

Look Up, laugh at the world, and let it smile back at you!

 

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About Dan Drews

At the encouragement of my better half, the blogging thing has taken off. So far it has been a compilation of rants, self exposure, stories, pictures and just plain silliness. after all, I'm 73 and allowed! Always looking forward to the blogs of others, there is so much that needs to be shared, and with that in mind......... Now it is your turn.
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7 Responses to Look Waaaay up……

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  2. Lovely post and splendid photos 🙂

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  4. Miriam says:

    So very true. Great post, very uplifting and motivating, thanks.

    Like

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