Staring down the end of the month. How did that happen? How is it than one month is nearly done? What did I accomplish? How much closer am I to the goals I set? Am I being effective with my time? What choices am I making? Who am I influencing? Who is influencing me? My brain feels like it is going a mile a minute sometimes. There is so much to think about; read about; learn. I am sticking with the practice of rising earlier and spending some time in quite meditation. This is good. I look forward to this time. It is only the past couple of days when I felt tempted to stay in bed just a little longer .... for the last week we have risen to hear rain beating down on our sunroof window. It is a bleak sound and one that I really have to rally against. But, I have managed to stick to my routine and I am always thankful that I did make the effort.