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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.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSINIT52 11/30/2012 10:21AM

    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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ROZEEROZ1 11/30/2012 6:45AM

    Neat idea. How to change a negative situation into a positive.

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BLESSED2BEME 11/29/2012 11:03PM

    Thanks for sharing. I'm going to think of them that way next time we have a wind storm too.

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MSLZZY 11/29/2012 10:39PM

    Excellent way to deal with the situation.

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JSMC10 11/29/2012 6:17PM

    well done :) I most probably couldn't have done that :)

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ALIDOSHA 11/29/2012 5:55PM

    emoticon Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

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