I love Autumn.
I am setting on my screened in porch and it is 51 degrees but it feels like 48 degrees with a wind of 9 mph.
Now, I realize that many of you are hearty and enjoy the cold…I was once in your ranks…until I got old.
Yet, I throughly enjoy writing these blogs on the porch.
I gaze out at our little pond…and watch the fish jump and the beaver faithfully, and in a workmanlike manner, perform his Dam building, and see the Blue Heron retrieve fish in its great beak… and feel inspired!
Between my, almost daily, sojourns to the lovely campus of Southern Illinois University and my communion with nature…in my back yard…I seem to never be out of subjects to write about.
Some of them, I realize are similar, but with subtle variations.
What a gift life is!
The daily enjoyment and appreciation of this marvelous gift is something to be savored and enjoyed as retrospectively and slowly as possible.
Remember, no one can cause your to do anything that you do not want to do. You are given one life…and it is yours to manage as you see fit.
Please, do not submit your free will to a religious or political leader…but rather…think for your self.
Of course, all of us must follow the laws of our land and the rules of the road and the regulations that govern our employment.
But, as far as your thinking and your direction and your motivation…let that be the fruits of critical thinking and analysis.
Do not sub-contract your ideas and your life direction to another…God gave you a brain to use…so use it!