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It’s getting hot

Posted by erinlausten on June 20, 2011

Summer here in the desert southwest is a time for hunkering down and surviving. As we go through our days hiding out in the AC we do everything we can just to make it through the next five months until that first cool breeze tickles the trees. As we go through each day I am getting closer to saying those evil words “Will it ever end?”

Of course it will. And as I trudge through the 110 degree heat and burn my hands on molten steering wheels I still acknowledge that I don’t really want to live anywhere else. I’m a desert rat through and through. Give me the threat of second degree burns over freezing temperatures any day. But the Summer still sucks and we just have to get through it. Then it will be Fall and Winter and that just can’t be beat here in the desert. At least we don’t have to shovel snow just to get to work.

And as usual, I am going to bring this around to a Big Concept of the day. Sometimes you have to slog through the tough times to get to where you are going. And as long as you keep your head down and keep on truckin eventually you will reach that point when things seem lighter and the sun doesn’t burn holes in your retinas.

No one can stop the clock except for you.

If you have a dream that shines like a sweet summer breeze after a frigid Winter or in my case like a cool breeze after a sweltering Summer then keep your head down and focus on making it through to the end. One day at a time. Reach for those minor victories that can splash over you like a quick jump in a pool or a cup of hot chocolate during a blizzard.

Eventually that hard work will pay off and you will look up and realize the tree is moving with the breeze of success and you will wonder how it is you got there. Well, you didn’t stop when the times were tough and let the clock run. But enjoy it while it’s there because the tough times will come again, only this time you will know for certain there is relief in sight.

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2 Responses to “It’s getting hot”

  1. William Kendall said

    Very nicely said, Erin!

    I can’t imagine that kind of heat… summer’s not my favourite time of year….

  2. It’s true…and you say it so beautifully! We all have to survive the heat…or blizzards…or storms.

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