If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
~ Romans 12:18
...peace is more than quiet tranquility. True peace is the result of my intentional efforts...
It's a choice. I can dwell in chaos or trouble, or I can be calm, even if it's just in my heart.
Seeing this tree on our* morning walk prompted me to share these thoughts (instead of the way less serious post I had planned!). Wishing all of you peace, especially as we begin a new season.
*yes, Holly & I walked this morning! I really appreciate all your kind words and good wishes. She's on the mend - from who knows what, but the vet didn't make me feel silly for bringing her in!) He gave her fluids and antibiotics and I'm happy to report she's eating, wagging her tail, growling (mostly only when appropriate) and generally starting to seem like herself.