Jewelry boxes and Cheeseburgers: A chance encounter that helped me take back my life

 

My wife and I were committed to spending Saturday cleaning out a small, white storage building that we acquired many years ago when we purchased our property.  As we opened the door to the decades-old building, the first thing that we noticed was the smell. If you’ve ever been in the basement of an old library you will remember the smell too.  It was old, stagnant air. The kind of smell that reminds you of how long the contents have been undisturbed and waiting for someone to rediscover the forgotten treasures buried within. As we started to sift through the old building, we found many interesting artifacts that included things like antique chairs, crystal glasses, a saddle, and even a well-tarnished rifle bullet.  As we made our way through the stacks of aging boxes, I noticed something unusual on a corner shelf. It appeared to be an old jewelry box tucked away and now forgotten by its owner. 

I have to admit that my heart raced a little...

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I Went For a Walk This Morning And What Happened Next Taught Me a Valuable Lesson

Today started off like any other day. I got up, got showered, made my coffee, and headed out the door to start my favorite activity of the day. I recently started walking to prove to myself that I had control over one of the most important parts of my life, my own health

As I set out for my morning walk, I don't have any specific health metrics in mind like the time or the distance that I walked. In fact, I don’t even listen to music so I can hear the birds (and sometimes the sound of cows and other wild critters). I’ve even set a rule that I can only carry my mobile phone to take pictures like the ones I use here. Ultimately, each step takes me closer to one, super important objective of my daily walk… the windmill.

 

 

There is an old windmill out in a farm pasture that I can see off in the distance during my daily walk. With each step, I occasionally notice things like leaves swaying in the wind, the birds singing around me, the rise and fall of the...

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