Beau and I awoke early this morning to the sunlight shining through the window. The rest of those in the house were still sleeping, so we went outside. It was amazingly peaceful. He and I sat on top of the picnic table and watched other early morning risers walking, biking and jogging on the trail behind us. I closed my eyes for a moment and quietly listened to the sounds of nature. I could hear birds chirping on the neighbors’ roof and in the distance, the echoes of a lawnmower and dogs barking. I felt the gentle breeze around me, and then the humidity of Beau’s breath right in my face, which made me smile.
This peacefulness made me think of a framed picture hanging on a wall in my home “Make time for quiet moments for God whispers, and the world is loud.” I think that is the answer for the unspoken question as to why it is time for change. I haven’t taken enough quiet moments, and the world IS loud. Beau and I will be spending more time outside in the tranquility of nature reflecting on what and where our next step will be in our life transformation. I encourage you to try it, even if you only have five minutes to spare, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how clear your mind is at the end of it. Today, we hope you relish in a few quiet moments.
…Many have said it, many more will. With this change, I want to have a blog. This has been an ongoing conversation in my mind for quite some time, and I have continued to slough it off. Mainly because many people already do, there’s undoubtedly plenty of blogs to choose from (let’s be real, does the world need another personal opinion floating around in cyber world?) I’ve resolved that it’s not for me to decide and chose to take a dose of my own medicine. What is that, you ask? Well, when friends, family, and other acquaintances I connect with are in a quandary, I advise them to write their thoughts down, put them on paper. This offers a release by freeing them from bouncing around in your brain and will provide a solid visual to help bring chaotic feelings into an objective perspective.
Therefore, here goes, you can read it if you want or not. Simple enough. Subsequently, and in my opinion, the world (nor I) needs any additional rude, mean, offensive, or hateful comments. Please keep those to yourself. I am open to constructive feedback and conversation, and will not accept anything that isn’t genuinely helpful or encouraging. That is my canon. I’m not sure what I plan to do with this blog, all I know is it’s time for a change, and this is my first step towards it.