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Shaking off the wind

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Had a major wind storm blow in the rain last night. We're surrounded by pine and fir trees. Big trees. Tall trees. The kind that blow over and crush cars and houses.

As I lay awake listening to the wind, practically holding my breath, I kept waiting for a 'crack' of a branch or the sound of a tree splitting . . . . In my minds eye, I could see one of our trees crushing down on our bedroom or smashing down across our sun room.

How many times have I done this? I asked myself.

Then I thought about a blog I read about choices -- being positive, not dwelling on the negative.

So, I decided to 'shake it off' (one of my stress-reducing goals). Rather than picture the trees as monsters ready to destroy our home, I saw them as giant guardians protecting our home and property from the storming elements around us.

It wasn't long until I was sleeping like a baby.

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    A good lesson. I know that I have spent a good many hours worrying about things that never happened when I could have been enjoying the moment. Let me take that further, worrying about what others think. Hmmmm?!
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    1421 days ago
    Neat idea. How to change a negative situation into a positive.
    1422 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I'm going to think of them that way next time we have a wind storm too.
    1422 days ago
    Excellent way to deal with the situation.
    1422 days ago
  • JSMC10
    well done :) I most probably couldn't have done that :)
    1422 days ago
    emoticon Great blog! Thanks for sharing.
    1422 days ago
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