For those of you who read yesterday's post, you'll be glad to know I woke up a full hour earlier today:) Baby steps... Also here to report that hesitating does not make things go easier, and that it rained all afternoon and into the evening. In fact, it rained so much, and was accompanied by such dangerous lightning and wind, that we missed our weekly scripture class, deciding that it was too dangerous to go out. And sadly I've noticed (as I usually do when I've missed something that's good for me) a difference. We can see from how we feel when we've missed something just how much it actually does for us. When we eat healthy food and exercise, we feel better. When we've had a good nights' sleep, we are more energized the next day. When someone has been unkind to us, or something is frustrating us, we may be a little meaner or snippier to those around us. I try very hard to be self-aware. I don't like to lose control, act out of habit or emotion, or go numbly through life. I like to study the way I think, feel, and act and try to find patterns and ways to improve. Imagine your life like these flowers here, what things in it are making it flourish, grow, and what things are holding you back?