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Nature’s Anger Management
As I sit at my open house today, I have a chance to sit outside on the deck of this beautiful home and enjoy the chatter of the busy squirrels and the various chirps and songs of the birds. I am surrounded by beauty with majestic mountains, a meandering lake, and trees of all colors, shapes, and sizes. No phone service, no internet, no e-mail, no television, no radio.
It has given me a wonderful opportunity to contemplate, to appreciate all of the lovely things in my life.
I so desperately needed this time to refresh and reenergize after a week of news filled with terror and fear, hateful e-mails about our country, government, other countries, other religions, races, etc. and gossip about other people.
What came to mind was a poem my mother wrote over forty years ago.
“Let’s speak in present tense, you and I
Forgetting all the shadows of the past
We’ll both get out of yesterday
And brush aside the angel’s hair
That veils our eyes and hides us
From each other…”
The poem eventually ends with:
“For if just once we’d disconnect
Ourselves from time
Today could be forever”
My interpretation of these words is that we need to let go of the past, to work together in harmony, and live for today. We need to enjoy what we have, enjoy each other ( for our similarities and our differences), take in all of the beauty that surrounds us, and not be fearful of what lies ahead.
I pray that everyone can soon discover God’s peace and path to happiness.
Finally, if you ever find yourself in need of some anger management, simply try turning off the TV or radio, turn off the computer, turn off the phone, and truly enjoy nature, a child’s laughter, the love of a spouse, friend, or pet, or whatever can bring a smile back to your heart.
Until next month J
Realtor for 28 years, musician, animal lover, sports and nature enthusiast, and passionate about health and nutrition, and the very proud wife of Keith and proud mother of Greg.