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Weekly Wisdom 9-14-2015

 

 

September 14, 2015

 

“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”                             C.S. Lewis

 

 

School has begun…  Autumn is upon us…  Yesterday’s weather was so typical.  I figure that it’ll get hot again before we finally settle in to wispy smoke from chimneys and hot tea by the fire.  I love the fall!  And I love the fact that we will be back into a routine soon.  I feel safe, in control.  I feel like life is manageable again.  Summer is wonderful with all its whimsy.  We can go off and do whatever we want.  But fall brings a rhythm that we can count on.

 

        There is the great and poignant story of Pat Tillman, the professional football player who walked away from his contract worth millions of dollars to join the Army, in a past Sports Illustrated that I read recently.  He was killed by friendly fire in Iraq.  He knew he was destined to be different at the age of 16 or so he wrote in his journal.  One of the pieces of advice he gave to his friends was:  “Don’t tell people who you are.  Let them find out.”  I love that!  All too often we feel compelled to explain ourselves.  Perhaps we should hold back a bit and let ourselves be discovered?

 

http://www.canowindraphoenix.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/1395364828-autumn+leaves.jpg-original.jpg"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale." —Lauren DeStefano, Wither

 

“You teach people how to

treat you –

by what you allow,

what you stop,

and what you reinforce.”

-  Tony Gaskins - 

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