We had a wonderful summer storm yesterday evening, complete with lots of lightning and really big rumbling thunder! Afterwards the ozone was intoxicating. I stood in front of my garage breathing as deeply as my lungs permitted. Clean air – what a rush! Hey, maybe that would make a good slogan/t-shirt!?
Yesterday I got my watch back. It broke between Bend and Portland in June. Yes, folks, watch repairman is a cool job, if you like tiny machines, small screw-drivers… I imagine one has to relax to work on a watch or that small screw will roll right off the table. The Dalai Lama started taking mechanical watches apart and putting them back together when he was a child, and still does watch repairs.
Well, this watch repair man had a waiting line of several weeks and the repair came to $400. See, it would be a cool job, wouldn’t it!
This morning I wrote these words in an email to a friend:
Yes, it is a small world after all, isn’t it. I hope that more people will realize that every single one of our actions leaves a long trail, like the wave from a rock thrown into a still lake.
Then I rescued the Weekly Words of Wisdom from my Spam folder and found this old quote:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead
Every little thing we do matters and our actions are our only legacy. Long after our possessions or accomplishments are forgotten, the ripples of our actions will still reverberate.