decision number four

Jules —  April 22, 2009

My dad was quite shocked when he opened his grill! A big mama squirrel jumped out leaving behind the cutest bunch of liitle baby squirrels in a nest made out of a charcoal bag!

The Certain Decision

I Have a Decided Heart.

A wise man once said, A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Knowing this to be true, I am taking my first step today. For too long my feet have been tentative, shuffling left and right, more backward than forward as my heart gauged the direction of the wind. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint are creatures of the wind. They come and go on the wasted breath of lesser beings and have no power over me. The power to control direction belongs to me. Today I will begin to exercise that power.

My course has been charted. My destiny is assured.

I have a decided heart. I am passionate about my vision for the future.

I will awaken every morning with an excitement about the new day and its opportunity for growth and change. My thoughts and actions will work in a forward motion, never sliding into the dark forest of doubt or the muddy quicksand of self-pity. I will freely give my vision for the future to others, and as they see the belief in my eyes, they will follow me.

I will lay my head on my pillow at night happily exhausted, knowing that I have done everything within my power to move the mountains in my path. As I sleep, the same dream that dominates my waking hours will be with me in the dark. Yes, I have a dream. It is a great dream, and I will never apologize for it. Neither will I ever let it go, for if I did, my life would be finished. My hopes, my passions, my vision for the future is my very existence. A person without a dream never had a dream come true.

I have a decided heart. I will not wait.

I know that the purpose of analysis is to come to a conclusion. I have tested the angles. I have measured the probabilities. And now I have made a decision with my heart. I am not timid. I will move now and not look back. What I put off until tomorrow, I will put off until the next day as well. I do not procrastinate. All my problems become smaller when I confront them. If I touch a thistle with caution, it will prick me, but if I grasp it boldly, its spines crumble into dust.

I will not wait. I am passionate about my vision for the future. My course has been charted. My destiny is assured.

I have a decided heart.

 

Jules

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4 responses to decision number four

  1. Marilyn alias(Punkie) April 22, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Boy, the memories this congers up about the time we had a pet squirrel, GiGi. They are so sweet and cute when young. They don’t make very good pets as they have extra sharp claws and I have the scars to prove it. We also had a pet coon, opossum, any thing else that got to close to our yard.

    I bet your dad was quit suprised. How did you get this picture?

  2. How funny! I guess it’s obvious where I get my love of animals!

    Yes, it startled him quite a bit. He was disappointed too cuz he had a hankerin for a grilled burger!

    I carefully opened the lid. The mama squirrel ran to the lower part of the grill, out of sight, and I click a picture very quickly!

  3. OH my, how sweet. He left the nest alone, I take.
    I love little baby animals. I love the big ones too, but their not always as sweet. Most of our pets have been pretty good.

    I’m working out in the yard again today. Got all my Tuberroses and Fairy pinks out and watered and sunning to grow.

  4. It was a beautiful day for working outside!

    Yes, he left them alone. Last summer there was a squirrel that hung out in the tree nearby. It would drop nuts shells on us. We would get up and move the table and it would follow us dropping nut shells on our heads!