As you can see from the images I’m finally outside. After three days of drizzly, foggy weather it’s a relief to get back outdoors. We are expecting a fair amount of rain this evening as the storms that hit the Midwest head towards us. But surprisingly the wind is still moving out of the Southeast and not the West. So at the moment it’s a sunny and toasty 74°f (23°c). It’s currently 11:11am (if that means anything to you) and apparently one of my neighbors got a puppy for Christmas. Poor little thing is yipping and yipping wanting some attention.
It’s sad how we’ve created this instant gratification state in which we live. Where we have to have our cake right now, instead of at the end of a well I prepared meal. Believe me though, I’m as much a part of the problem then the solution. But I am trying. Patience is a word we love to throw around, but seldom put into practice. But like my preaching family used to say, “I may have one finger pointing at you. But I got three more pointing back at me”. Putting good words into practice is a hard thing to do, but not an impossible one. The problem is that we see so many gurus preach results without telling us the hard truths.
Truths like you will fail way more than you’ll win. Or that the path to your goals is often lined with booby traps, mostly of your own making. Hey listen, I am the resident and chief of failing. For every achievement that I can claim, there’s at least a thousand failures. The key is forgiveness. Learn to forgive yourself, to forgive others, and mostly to forgive circumstance. This world is often cruel and unfair. But eventually the wind changes; and in those brief moments of peace. You can find your hope, your vision, and your toasty weather.
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FD Thornton, Jr
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