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The Right Moment Arrived

We were hit by a somewhat unexpected winter storm today. The forecasters predicted it for parts of northern Alberta, but it slumped towards Edmonton. Driving was slow, but I took my time and arrived on time, just when I was supposed to arrive. Sometimes in the fog or blizzard of life’s busyness, I lose my way. We are into report cards and we have the latest system designed just for us. I was not very happy yesterday and was letting stress get to me. Today, I took a message from nature and slowed down and it got done.

It arrived–

A winter storm

Unexpected,

I felt unsure

Slow down.

Grasping frantically,

Busyness overtakes

I let go

I arrive on time

In the very moment that just arrived.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. Nature has the habit of achieving the unexpected.

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  2. Winter has arrived on the Atlantic coast. Brrrrrr. We had snow/rain today. There was once a weatherman from Baltimore who would call that snain….whatever callled it was cold.

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  3. Yes, Ivon; it’s amazing what happens when we go with the flow… It takes ‘faith’ and a whole lot of ‘letting go’…. 😉

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  4. Very nice poem. It is wonderful, the way that nature gives us a pat on the head occasionally.

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  5. Yes. Yes. Yes.

    I let go

    I arrive on time

    In the very moment that just arrived.

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  6. “..In the very moment that just arrived” Yes! And, always let nature lead us… Thank you, Ivon!

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