Day 24, August 15, 2016 @3:10
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Viktor E. Frankl
I struggle every day in the short or long of that space. Do I bend and pick up the dropped object or do the natural inclination of walking around it? Sometimes, even that is too much. I just want to sleep.
I am fighting back against inclination and old habits of giving in. I am here another day to make new grooves of – showing up, of starting and doing of intentions. What good are words without actions?
I have learned from experience it’s more effective to strike while the iron is hot. And these dog days of summer are hot. You wouldn’t think it is a good time to knit a sweater – a mohair one at that. But why not and when would it be a good time? I could find no answer to the why or when. I have started. The pattern is chosen. The stitches cast. Knit one, purl one. One row is done. The next STARTED. I’m on my way towards a sweater. By December or January, I might have a new sweater to wear. How about that? Have you started something today?