Just a little creativity to pass the time…
An early morning walk; just me and my dog. It is our time ~ I enjoy the calm as I take in the sights and sounds of nature while she “reads her daily news”. ( a neighbor coined this term to describe a dog’s smelling, sniffing, business making routine of deciphering what, when, how, why and who had been about since the last out) Just like my dog I try to see, feel, and hear what is around me. The signs and signals nature gives if we just stay in the moment and pay attention.
This morning it definitely had a message. I have seen posts about people putting up hearts (A World of Hearts) to signify that we are all in this together, our hope, and our appreciation for those on the front lines. We have all become aware of our neighbors and family near or far as we endure this pandemic. There is no escaping the news as all of us have our routines turned upside down and some are personally suffering its grip. But this morning the message came in hearts…..even the universe is partaking in the message!
A message of hope and love; Of thoughts reaching out to everyone no matter the color, creed, or citizenship.
WE are all in this together and this too shall pass.
Although my puppy does not understand the change in routines and socializing, she patiently waits for life to return to what she enjoyed…. Just the simple pleasures of walking and meeting a new friend along the way!
I am warning that I am not writing any of this lightly or without vigilance. None of the thoughts contained within this post are anything, but uniquely mine.
I deal with this whole situation with the same tenacity I do anything else in life. I like to ask questions and do not take what I hear or see as absolute without them. I am also trying not to be led by the fears. Whether it’s the scariness of this virus, the highly infected areas that my children live in, the uncertainties in which we are all living, the increased aloneness I am feeling, or the memories I sit with in the quiet. I pray for those I know and all those I do not. It is a crazy changing world right now. It has shown us both sides of human nature, although I believe more good than bad.
As I sat on my porch enjoying nature, warmth, and the fact that I and my family are healthy as of today; I notice little things….birds coming right up to the porch to gather seed off the ground, the beautiful melody of my chimes accompanying the bird songs, the simple love of my little dog cuddled in my lap, and the coziness of my spaces. I am grateful amidst the scariness.
A thought; -one I hope evolves into more but for now was enough- I wish we would all see and understand for all our uniqueness we are all the same. Not race, color, creed, nationality, religion, sex or age has made any person better or immune to the virus.
It would be wonderful if we could understand, beyond all the things making us different we are all the same. The essence of being human makes us connected by a sameness. Maybe in this realization we can come out the other side better, more supportive, and more connected.
Praying for the entire world…Health, wisdom, and togetherness! 🙏🙏🙏💕
A little warmer today with sun shining. I feel like Spring…new season, new year cycle, new beginnings.
Started with an outside floral arrangement and a grooming for the puppy. A spring cleaning for the house…clearing out the winter doldrums. Maybe even a little bit of cobwebs out of the brain.
I know winter is not done with us quite yet, but it is a day filled with hope of new things to come.
A simple early morning stroll with the dog. This is what we see. It was accomodating as I asked him to wait because I wanted a picture. I took my little 8lb. dog home so she wasn’t a breakfast option and grabbed my camera. When I returned he was patiently waiting… Maybe more for the squirrel who started playing around in his tree.
For whatever reason, I am grateful for this quiet moment and my 6 pictures lol.
As the signs of a winter storm are just memory, spring tries to push forth. But my dear, I do not think Winter is ready to leave just yet. You might be a little premature.
The seasons battle as they stand side by side trying to be victorious.
Winter has finally hit our area. The perfect snow storm…beauty but driving is clear. Now I am ready for spring! 😘