Woodpeckers and Daily Reading
I’m trying to establish better habits – nothing new there, I’ve written about it before. When I’m home, my morning habit starts with helping Bodhi get up and outside for a little relief. I drink a pint of water and brew coffee while he’s outside, and read a little. Simple start-the-engines stuff.
I take stock of things. Then read a bit of Daily Stoic, and a bit of Seth Godin. Today, both had lines that stuck with me:
“One day it will all make sense.” – Ryan Holiday
“Whenever you find yourself blaming providence, turn it around in your mind and you will see that what has happened is in keeping with reason.” – Epictetus
“We get what we remember, and we remember what we focus on.” – Seth Godin
About the time I was reading the Seth blog I recognized that Bodhi had been out for awhile and it was time to help him up the stairs. Walking outside, I heard the loud, rapid fire rap of a pileated woodpecker in the woods. As if in response, I heard a second pileated woodpecker (they travel in pairs) making the same loud, rapid fire rap in response. This repeated a couple of times before I went back inside, grateful for the reminder that not everything that matters is happening in my own head.