Unexpected Muse

I met my muse on an autumn night
unaware I was 
the journey
I set my foot upon the path
expecting what,
I pondered prior
early morn
and the days before
how Autumn surely is the birth 
of all things dying
How can this be
that such beauty 
is found within the lying
of earth and leaves
as trees that grieve
with groans and moans
deep sighing
I met my guide and did not hide
or even fear the journey
Off I went, along the way
the meadow deep before me
Tall grass, yellow, 
green and long
butterflies fluttered
as I walked along
and I pondered aloud, “Is it you?”
Further along a a gaping mouth
of darkness 
 invited me to come
a darkened wood awaited
I thought, “This can’t be good.”
But, I pressed on just the same, 
as I thought perhaps, 
I heard my name
called from within that dark place-
I was curious to see the face…
behind the voice.
So further in I did go, and a wondrous thing, wouldn’t you know,
Surrounded by mushrooms, a place from my past
not sure why, but I saw her there
– not my muse,
but one to whom none compare, 
a mothers love twice lived is grand-
I knew right then, this was a safe land
so I went on to find
 an abandoned house, 
quite a mess,
and unkempt-
and I thought surely I am in the wrong place,
 I turned to find another space
when as I peeked around the way
I saw a frog
in my way
and I could not hide 
my utter shock, I mean, a frog, really
from under what rock, 
did you come, 
and why a frog have you become?
 I was to ask this unexpected muse,
did he have for me any news,
but first, one thing that I had to know
Why pray tell a frog did show? 
* Special thanks for Lisa Tener, my “Guide” for the journey!
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Think Small for Better Health!

The best way to fit exercise into your life on a regular basis is to 
not bite off more than you can chew.
Start small.
Instead of overhaul.
I know this might not be what you are thinking 
will get you where you want to go, 
but trust me the key to success
will come one bite at a time. 
Success is not found in the gobbling.
*A ten-minute brisk walk 4-5 times this week is better
than one long run. Or none.
*Stretching for 5 minutes (perhaps at your desk?) 
three days this week will be better than jumping into that 
Power Yoga class you keep hearing about
but is not convenient enough to squeeze in regularly.
Goals are attained when we are able to build gradually, 
with consistency over time.
“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as necessary to resolve it.” 
Rene Descartes 
“Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; 
and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength.”
Tyron Edwards 
So today take a step towards better health.
Think small! 


So, you missed a few days of fitting in fitness?
No worries, start back up. Don’t catch up, unless you are feeling super motivated, just jump in today! 
You wish you would have chosen the Be Gentle With Me Track instead of The Core and More Challenge? Switch! No questions asked. How about this, just record what you are doing on the Blank Journal! Something is better than nothing!

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