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I’d Rather Be…

If given the choice, what would you rather be doing, right now?

The Lady in the Park by Leo Mol.

You’ve likely seen a bumper sticker or a sign that reads “I’d rather be…” How would you fill in the blank? Golfing? Running? Fishing? Something else entirely? What activity do you enjoy most?

When you enter the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Lady in the Park sets the tone: you’re entering a place of beauty, peace, and tranquility. Notice how there’s room on the bench for you? How could anyone possibly resist?

The Lady in the Park by Leo Mol.

Her nose — perpetually in a book — represents heaven to me. When I respond to “I’d rather be…” the answer is always the same. I’d rather be reading.

Now, it’s your turn. What would you rather be doing? If you’ve got more than one hobby, don’t be shy — you’re welcome to share the myriad ways in which you’d prefer to be spending time.

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  1. Relieved from chronic pain, pain misunderstood, and no one wants to hear, no wants because they cannot see–my hope is in the Lord. I know that by His stripes we are healed, and when He takes my pain, I will be enfolded into His Arms, no more crying, no more shame, No more stabbing into my body.

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  2. I’d rather be… not irritated by having to be stuck behind someone with the bumper sticker complaining to me that he or she would rather be (fill in the blank here)… Please, by all means, go do it! If it means that your (car, SUV, motorcade, whatever) won’t be in front of me and won’t be contributing to the traffic I am in, then I repeat, GO DO IT! – sorry but it’s a pet peeve on which I couldn’t help commenting. 😁

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  3. At the present moment, I’d much rather be napping. 9/10 though I’d rather be writing. Sometimes it’s so hard to get up the gumption to sit down and actually put pen to paper or fingers to keys. The act of writing itself is so soothing to me. Something about ink on paper or the rhythmic tapping of keys just puts my mind at rest.

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