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.