January 20 – A beautiful sunrise over North Texas and the beginning of the transition of power which happens every four years in our great country.  It is a new beginning for a new administration, in our country.

In the middle of all of this, there is noise everywhere.

Twenty-four-hour television, get so loud that no one listens
Sex and money and politicians talk, talk, talk
But there really ain’t no conversation
Ain’t nothing left to the imagination
Trapped in our phones and we can’t make it stop, stop –

Kenny Chesney – Noise

There is all this noise yet I wonder how many are listening at all.

Thanks to my adoption of Buddy four plus years ago, my daily routine includes an early morning walk.  I see neighbors walking and or running with their headphones on unaware of the sounds that are all around them.

They are tuned out.

Today on my walk, had I been “tuned out” I would have missed the flap of wings that crossed directly in front of me and stopped in the tree above.

Instead, I got to see a juvenile Barred Owl.

How tuned out are you to the daily interactions that you are having with your spouse, children, clients, and co-workers?

I have no doubt if we would tune into the people around us, we would have a richer more productive life.

Tune out the noise.



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