The first comment I received as I started my 2018 Slice of Life Challenge was “brief and to the point.” As I type this the ubiquitous evening thunderstorm is rolling in bringing a much needed respite from the heat and humidity and it gives me a chance to sit out on my porch and reflect. I agree. Sometimes less is more. There is lots of noise out there. Everyone wants a piece of your attention. Constantly pinging phones. Scary headline news. A constant stream of information overload and yet it seems like everyone is running just to stand still. And yet when you really dig deep it’s very simple. What are you thankful for today? This is what really matters and what you will remember when all the noise eventually settles down. That’s all the wisdom I have for today folks, take it or leave it.