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June 26, 2010 / alunatunes

The Secret of Success


Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.  ~Swami Sivananda

My life for five weeks has focused around small acts. The flowers in the yard, the mulch, the clearing away of brush and sticks are all relatively small tasks that have taken much time and considerable effort. I must admit that, at times, the grumpy, testy tired side of me completely took over in the sweltering heat and high humidity and I lost sight of the reason we were in our yard in 100 degree heat trying to create a pleasing environment.

It is for love. For a picnic we’re hosting. For car enthusiasts. For our club of friends and like-minded souls. For those we have fun with, break bread with once a month, attend events with and are attuned to as the perceived inanimate object of a car (a very special car) brings us together.

Life revolves around the small efforts of each day; our perception of each precious moment. We can allow our moments to grate and grind or gravitate to a graceful, grateful plateau.

Our picnic is a big deal created of small efforts over a long period of time. And that is life. Small, precise ticks of a clock. The chop of an onion, the dice of a pepper, the planting of a flower, the sweeping of a floor, the painting of a wall, the hanging of a picture.

Life can be a picnic. Life can be a pain. We live by moments of the heart, mind, intellect and soul.

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