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I’ll Sleep in Later

By Shawnaschuh
English: A Sleeping moon in a cap.

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One of the main reasons I set up doing the 5:15 calls – getting up 5 days a week at 5 (4:00 really) is because I wanted the accountability. And because I’m responsible for these calls – it’s become easy to do (Now! At first this system and new schedule was challenging) – of course it was a choice and truthfully, I questioned this choice often the first year in the first months.


And each year – this being the fifth year – I ask myself “Do I want to be responsible and accountable to do these 4:00 wake ups? Sometimes it’s a challenge, I’m tired, my hubby shows his displeasure with the alarm – and yet – the value I gain from my routine and the discipline is worth more than the sometimes unpleasant sound of that alarm. Which by the way, I’ve switched my wake up alarm to a wonderful chapel bell – much better!


I will sleep in later in my life – when there isn’t so much to see and do and be and experience. And it’s also my choice to sleep and catch up on sleep any time I want.


What about you? What are you accountable for that enhances your life? What will make your journey better? It’s a good thing to ask.


“Commit to taking total responsibility for everything that happens to you. This one change in thinking has the power to launch you to the world-class level faster than any other single idea.”  ~Steve Siebold


Friday funny

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky back country. 

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions. 

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. 

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play. 

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man. 

And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. 

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.” 


You create your day by the way you think. Go make it magnificent!


Blessings, Shawna


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