August 17 Scale
I sat down twice to craft Three Thanks but I was trapped in that feeling of utter insignificance. I want to fix things I can’t fix and I am so stubborn that instead of accepting that and moving on to what I can do, I fixate almost to the point of obsession. (I said almost.) The problem is at that point everything stands still.
The challenge, it seems is a matter of scale and how it’s perceived. From one vantage, we are but a fleck in the vast expanse. How can anything we do matter? Looking through the other end, we are immersed in unending amounts of opportunity. How can anything we do not matter?
Yesterday I was looking through the wrong end of the telescope.
Today I am thankful for
- a gentle nudge to turn around the telescope.
- a night of peaceful dreams about the stars.
- the slight smell of Fall in the air (okay, that’s entirely my imagination but I’m thankful for it nonetheless).
For what are you thankful?