Learning Lessons

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“Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time.”

Eckhart Tolle

I sincerely believe that there is a reason for everything in life even though we may not know it at the time.  Look for the positive outcome later down the road and realize that particular thing or occurrence, although painful at the time, will make you stronger and better for it.

Have a Blessed year in 2016!

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Kayaking

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The other morning my husband and I were able to take our kayaks out to a local state park.  It is so peaceful and tranquil on the water that when your mind and heart is a bit cluttered, you go and engage in this activity and instantly you feel lightened and refreshed.

This park is wonderful and very large but we seldom see people out enjoying the beauty of the park.  But this day we did actually, see quite a few people on the lake.  Here are some random photos that had interested me as we paddled along the shoreline.

1607This little guy was next to me on the dock as I waited for my husband to join me. Also, saw some geese feathers.16141626Blue Heron, he was posing for me!16271639I was loving the interesting trees popping out of the water.1642This one had some interesting bark or maybe a fungus?164616361638These turkey vultures were warming themselves in the morning sun. There were some hanging around with some mallard ducks in the shallows.164816531650All in all, it was a nice relaxing outing.

Opinion

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“OPINION is really the lowest form of human knowledge.  It requires no accountability, no understanding.  The highest form of knowledge is EMPATHY, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.  It requires profound purpose larger than the self-kind of understanding. ”  -Bill Bullard

Having empathy to understand another’s path can be a difficult task but one that we all need to remember to try to do.  Don’t be too quick to have an opinion or pass judgement on someone.  After all, we haven’t walked in their shoes and we are all on our own individual journeys.

Walk good and enjoy your day!