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Uncontrollable Nature

Nature just, “is.” It cannot be controlled. People can mess around with it. They can interfere with it. They can pollute it. They can damage it. They can degrade it. But they can never really control. it. The sun will rise every day. The sun will set every day. Those mountains will be there whether you look at them or not. Nature is there, even when you don’t ask it to be. It doesn’t demand anything from you. It just is, and all you have to do is experience and appreciate it.

– JoAnn Valenti

Nature - in all its uncontrollable splendor

Nature – in all its uncontrollable splendor

Getting Perspective

I’ve learned to time things so that I am driving with a beautiful sunset off to the west as I drive home. It calms me. It gives me perspective. I think, “There is a hideous traffic jam in front of me. There are trucks on either side of me. This is a mess and I can’t believe any good will ever come of it. But look at that phenomenal sunset! Look at those clouds. Look at the reflection on the mountains. Look at how it makes the snow sparkle on the mountains.” It puts things in context.

JoAnn Valenti

Sunset adds such perspective . . . if we notice it

Sunset adds such perspective . . . if we notice it