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Originally posted on 9/13/13...and here we are,
This time of year I always get "cabin fever". No, not in the stuck in the cabin with no place to go trapped and feeling desperate kind of "cabin fever", but the kind of "cabin fever" that yearns and longs to have a cabin to actually go to and become "trapped inside" for the whole autumn and winter...THAT kind of "cabin fever".
Yeah, I've told you about my dream of having a little cabin someday: http://pamelasopenwindow.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-little-secret-hideaway-dream.html...and if you ever go to my Pinterest Page for "Little Cabins, Porches,Swings, Birdhouses, etc.", you will see all of my little dream visions for cabins, porches, porch swings, etc. that I have pinned and drooled over. It's my favorite little place to go to and at least visualize what I'd love to have in a cabin someday if I ever get the chance.
One of the cute little signs I discovered on Pinterest is this "My Cabin Rules" sign:
Actually, there really isn't any reason why we can't do that right here and now. I already live in the woods. My house isn't exactly a cabin, but it is rather 'campy'. So here's my response to the "Cabin Rules":
1. Take Time to Relax: Thankfully I have just recently been able to readjust my work schedule so that I can have Fridays off. I cannot begin to tell you how much that has helped me to relax more. Having that one extra day to be totally unscheduled is the best tonic I've ever taken. Unbelievable how wonderful that is. (I am writing this in the evening of one of my Fridays off...can you tell?)
NOTE 3/10/17: I HAVE SINCE RETIRED...BUT IT SEEMS LIKE I STILL NEED TO TAKE A DAY OFF NOW AND THEN! HA HA!
2. Don't feed the bears: We do have bears...and we try not to feed them. Sometimes they just help themselves to whatever they can find...like my birdfeeders when I forget to bring them inside before dark...and sometimes in the broad daylight.
|This is a picture from my most recent walk in the woods this very morning.|
(Don't forget, you can click on each picture to enlarge it for viewing!)
|And these little bear tracks are also from my|
walk in the woods this morning!
|The beginning of the trail today.|
6. Listen to the trees:
I suppose what I have learned in this little exercise tonight is that sometimes the dreams we yearn for are already within our grasp...right in front of us...if we'd just open our eyes and look around. Perhaps we need to recognize the wonder and beauty of what God has already given us...and be thankful for such as we have. Then take that to the next level...and share it with others. Whether it be a cabin in the woods, or a home in the city...or possibly the ability to share positive and happy things with others...through writing, pictures, baked goods, helping those less fortunate or currently in need of physical assistance due to illness or other kind of discomfort. Using the talents we have to bless those around us in one way or another. Don't wait until you have everything perfectly lined up...that may never happen. Do what you can now with what you have. No one is promised tomorrow...live today to the fullest...and share it with someone else.