"August Winds" by Rolly A. Chabot
Welcome as Always
Morning all to a breezy August morning here in Alberta. Still standing wondering where all the long anticipated summer has gone this year. Already we are looking towards the down slope to winter and I might add not looking forward to it either.
Enjoy some time with Quigley and I as we sit for a while and drop a few thoughts onto this hub.
Gather around and lets take a look at something I have been pondering this past while. Do help yourselves to what you like to drink and get settled in for a short hub this morning.
Winds of Life
I love to stop and watch nature and all she has to offer. Everything around has its own story and the offerings are many. We can learn so much about the passing seasons when we take the time to study them.
Life is much the same as we pass through our own seasons. As much as we battle it we do run into the later years in life. You know the ones the fall and winter years. I must tell you that I fought it to begin with. You know all the silly things we want to try and we do with little or no regard for our safety. In my case the fastest cars, sky diving, fast motorcycles and scuba diving. Living life on the edge I suppose and yet living it to the fullest that was available.
There are those days where we drift along a quiet river and draw in the clear clean air and are at peace. Then there are the days where we have some little irritations that change us. Then come the days when we find ourselves in a firestorm of pain and suffering.
At the end of the day when we place our heads on the pillow hopefully we can say we have done the best we could do and fall asleep with some peace. When I think back over the years and some of the firestorms I have been through I can appreciate just sitting back and saying "Well I guess I have reached this place called the Fall season of life. So what is next? Can we really be sure what comes next. There is little I can do about yesterday and nothing I can do about tomorrow. So I focus on today and what it is I can do to make it the best day that I can.
I recall sitting at this waterfall a few years ago and wondering where the peace and quiet could be found with so much noise all around. After a short time it was found in the beauty all around me. The softness of the moss I lay on. The soft sound of the song birds and the crisp air that blew through the treetops.
We live in an extremely noisy world with traffic, sirens, TV's, blaring stereo's and just plain old noise. We all need to get away and be refreshed and recharged. It is here in places like this I get recharged. Find your place and leave all the yesterdays and tomorrows behind and seek what there is today.
I have just released one of my books as a free download until this coming Friday for all who may be interested. The novel is the first in a two book series and is centered around the life of a young Blackfoot Native man who knew far to well the challenges of life and the obstacles he faced in his younger years. It reflects back in many ways to what we all face.
Thanks all for reading this smattering of thoughts today... know that you are all loved and may something here today give you peace.
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