Watching some guys trim a huge tree in the neighborhood. These guys are amazing, part tight rope walker, part engineer and definitely dependent on each other. Watching how they communicate from the tree to the ground. One slip up could cause major property damage, serious injury and may even be fatal. Everything is meticulously planned and tied down. Each branch must be secured before it is cut to fall slowly in the correct direction. The man on top works to tie it down in a way that it swings in the right direction and the guy below makes sure everything is tight and secure. It takes a while to cut one branch but when it is cut it lowers slowly towards the ground and away from the property line. The guy on top is also securely rigged to the tree, if he falls he has additional safety. My morning contemplation was interrupted by chain saws, wood chippers and people yelling, so I decided to go with it. I have been watching to see what I can learn. I thought about our lives and how risky they are. We don’t know if we are tied to a safety rope and we could fall any time. All of us will take that fatal plunge one day but there is much more than that. We make decisions that affect our lives all the time. Those decisions can be of great benefit but they also can be a disaster. Sometimes we just can’t predict the outcome and it feels like we are working without a safety net. We can do the best we can, get stuck in analysis paralysis or just freeze up and never change or take risks. Mrs slo and I made a decision recently that has cost us. We can choose to spend our days in regret and worry or we can see what we can learn from our current situation. I’m glad we took a chance, we were in a rut and it was time for a change. The change didn’t turn out as we planned but it is better than being trapped in fear.There are times that we really struggle and times that we see how much we are learning and growing. One benefit from all of this is sitting on the patio of our rented cottage and watching the tree trimmers next door. Worrying doesn’t change anything except maybe my health so why do we do it? Not worth it to worry, Now If I could just stop worrying about worrying. It is a good morning.