Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln
Going about my day I will ponder this thought while making meaningful decisions in light of all the authentic choices placed before me.
Wind is flowing through the warmer air bringing the temperatures to a more springlike feeling in the Finger Lakes. It's a good thing. The winter has been long, frigid and icy.
Tree branches are swaying back and forth with a lovely bend to their edges. Maybe my character is being tested today.