“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
Last night, I grilled burgers and B and I enjoyed dinner together. Earlier, we’d planned to take the boat out and have fun boating, but storms rolled in and we covered the boat, put it on the lift, and came inside.
Done for the day.
B read on the couch, Ivy curled up on her pad exhausted from being in the lake all day, and I started dinner. It was a cloudy stormy evening along the lake in northern Michigan. It rained a little and then stopped. All we got was a little rain and thunder the heavy rain went south. I pulled the grill out and grilled the burgers. We enjoyed our dinner and finished it with fresh Michigan strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
After dinner, I went outside to watch the sunset. There were clouds to the south, but the western sky had opened to let the sunset shine through. In the east there was a rainbow. I’ve been watching sunsets along the lake for years and each one is different, each one amazing.
I posted the photos to Facebook, watched the Astros on the iPad (they lost), B read, and Ivy slept.
It was a quiet night here along the lake. I fell asleep reading Hamilton and woke this morning to the news from Dallas. Sad.
I started the coffee, flipped on CNN, and listened. I read a post by Don of All Trades and a post by Dawn from Change is Hard. Both are good reads.
I can only change me. I can be the change I want to see. I can make the days count for me and the folks I see day in day out. I believe in making the days count, every day, always.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Enjoy the lake sunset photos. Today is gonna be a great day, it’s got to be. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, one step forward, being the change I want to see.
I can only change me, what about you?
7 thoughts on “By the lake, Friday morning thoughts”
Very well said, Clay. The words of great people like Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi are good reminders.
Thank you Christina – and it is the common people like you and I who put the words into action and pay it forward. We must be the change we want to see. Have a wonderful week. Peace.
It’s true, but very frustrating. So hard to watch my country becoming everything I don’t want it to be.
Fear breeds more fear. I worry about our country, too and the state of the world, too. We Americans seem to embroiled in a mess that began long before we were a country and we can’t seem to see beyond it. We need to remember the importance of independence and what it means as well as what it does not. All of us are stronger together than we are apart. Peace.
Indeed. I especially like your last two sentences!
Agree. I can only change me. But me play a few thousand others can change the world. Gonna be a great day.
The day had its moments – the best part dinner with my wife and catching the moon – today’ll be a million and six times better, I hope. Thanks for stopping in.