"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Firewood and my choice

I always wondered what I would do when the last block of firewood was chopped. Would I lay down in the dirt around the sand castle's my daughter and I built and stare up at the treetops and sky? I didn't. Instead I sharpened and oiled my splitting maul and went to bed. I can't really show you all the firewood. At this point it is scattered in several heaps. Do I have enough for winter? I don't know but the wood is now split and drying in the summer heat. Speaking of summer I am reminded of the first summer I visited Mrs. N. It was early july and as I stood in her yard; I looked at the tall overgrown grass. "This is my meadow," the sprightly, elderly woman told me her face beaming and that's when I saw the wild flowers sprinkled like glitter in the grass. Perspective is everything. My perspective is something I can control no matter what the circumstances. By changing it I can change everything.
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  1. That is a very true statement, Ronda and one I forget often. Thank you for the reminder.

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    1. Thank you Kim. I'm glad the post was of use to you. I need the remainder too.

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  2. Congrats, dear Ronda! You are to be commended for all your hard work and awesome attitude. Keep up the good work, sweetie. You're inspiring us all!

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  3. YOU are so right. When we change our perspective Ronda, magic happens. It happens in us first, then possibly in others around us. I know this because my father, with whom I did not get along in my teen years, confessed to me years later that HE HAD CHANGED because I had changed. Perspective changes everything, everyone, if we let it. Happy day! Anita

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    1. I needed to hear that Anita. Thank you.

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  4. Oh my goodness! I hope you have enough firewood to get you and your daughter through the winter!! How cold does it get there in the winter? xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana I have trust that it will be enough. I have done my part and now I leave the rest up to God. As for winter it doesn't get cold just wet. It's nice to hear from you Diana.

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  5. Well said.
    I always appreciate your thoughts.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla and I appreciate your thoughtful comments.

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