"When peace has been broken anywhere, the peace of all countries everywhere is in danger."
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
First, let me wish my sweet Em a happy 4th birthday. I no longer have two 3 year olds in my house - but it is still a whole lotta fun!
Those that know me well probably felt a little goosey when they read today's quote. Relax. TAT is not going political - at least not today.
Think about that statement and read the quote again, realizing that the thought it brought to my mind was not political at all. What do you see? When I read the quote, I heard, "When peace is broken anywhere inside me, peace all around me is in danger."
How often do we fall into that trap of allowing discord in one area to create chaos in all others? How often do we ignore the heavy because it seems easier than doing the work it takes to lighten the load. How often do we to avoid confrontation only to create a boiling situation that explodes at the most inconvenient time?
It is always hard to put the most difficult task of the day at the top of your "To Do" list. However, almost every productivity expert in the world will tell you that is exactly where it belongs. I can think of few things more difficult for me than harnessing - and holding on to - an inner peace. Maybe I should give it a higher priority.
Today I encourage you to consider your personal state of the union. Take a minute to converse with your Inner Warrior and and assess whether or not you are keeping the main thing the main thing. Is your mind like water - does it react appropriately to the rocks that are thrown in it? Or is it experiencing aftershocks of pervious disruptions? It doesn't work well in nature and it doesn't fair much better within us. Then take care of first things first.
And as always, thanks for joining me for that cup of coffee,