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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Michael's Chronicle: June 20

Michael Thiele is a woodsmith who makes musical instruments and playable furniture. He spends most of his life either in the shop or out on the road buying wood and selling his work at craft shows. In recent years, his travels have begun to inspire his own writing, so he sends me his thoughts.

June 20

Take it with you everywhere
You know what I mean
The thing you trust and lean on

Your money may have a bad day
A really bad one
But remember this:
You are not your money

Perhaps your motor will blow today
Couldn’t get much worse, huh?
But, you know something?
You are not your motor

I know, I know
Bad days suck
Don’t get sucked in. Don’t participate.
They can suck just fine without your help

Stuff is just stuff, you know?
Happens all the time
It may try to eat you alive
Stay off the menu

Save your emotions
Don’t waste them on material matters
Someone you know 
May need your love or empathy

Don’t shun adversity. Honor it.
Hold it close to your chest.
Perhaps it alone will teach you
What you need to know. Listen.

You are like everyone else
Who ever visited this life
Find time to smile
Be kind. Enjoy the ride

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