START – Day 24 in a year of…

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

IMG_7227I 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?

IMG_7235I 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?

Till tomorrow.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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