Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Big Change, Small Steps


~ Anonymous

Of Note: Back when I was 34, I got braces at the suggestion of a friend who was a dentist. Some folks asked why I would bother with it--as if it was too late in my life for change. Slowly over four years the crooked teeth came into alignment and to this day a retainer, applied weekly, keeps them in place. It was my first experience with the truism: "If you don't start down the path, then you will never arrive." With braces, the end could be seen from the beginning. Admittedly, it is much more frightening when this is not the case. It might be reassuring to think of change simply as movement forward, taken one baby step at a time. The important thing is to get moving.

Today's Weather Report: Oh, glorious sun, how I love it when you shine! Particularly after a VERY gloomy day the day before. It was in the forties today, and the colorful fall leaves glistened in the light. The swamp-loving tamarack trees are golden and will soon loose all their needles. At first sight, the trees look like sickly fir trees, until one realizes the yellow needles are a natural part of the northern Wisconsin landscape in the fall.

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