AN AFRICAN PARABLE: INSIGHTS AND APPLICATION

PARABLE Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up.  It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. APPLICATION Get your rest. Wake up early. Focus.  Know what you plan to accomplish. Get going.  Take action.  Don’t tarry. Achieve your goals. Find a quiet spot to rest. Reflect on your day. Feel good about what you accomplished. Plan tomorrow so you’re ready to go early. Rest. Continue reading AN AFRICAN PARABLE: INSIGHTS AND APPLICATION

OH THE JOY THE BLACK-EYED SUSANS BRING

My black-eyed susans took a lot of care all summer, cultivating, nurturing, watering, pruning— a lot of work for me, the gardener— whose old knees don’t bend so easily anymore. But oh such JOY those black-eyed susan’s brought me all summer long — their bright yellow faces and dark brown eyes made me smile each time I was in their presence. But now as Autumn creeps in I look at these once beautiful flowers and see that they are fast fading and will soon be gone. As I sit on my garden bench, I ponder. I could easily focus on … Continue reading OH THE JOY THE BLACK-EYED SUSANS BRING

COUNT WHAT COUNTS IN LIFE

As a young boy I remember how proud I was when I learned to count to ten. Soon counting became a way of life. Something always needed counting. But oh how life has changed. Technology now does the counting for us. That’s well and good, but some things technology cannot count. Things that come from the heart. Things like these old poetic lines written by an unknown author. They’re worth reflecting upon. ”Count your garden by the flowers, Never by the petals that fall. Count your days by golden moments. Never the rain clouds at all. Count the night by … Continue reading COUNT WHAT COUNTS IN LIFE