I was dreading opening the back door...the windchill was 20 degrees below zero (or something like that)! But, just before heading upstairs to bed, I always let the dogs out for one last "potty call". It was then that I heard another "calling" - this one being between two owls. Despite the cold temperatures, I listened for a while before closing the door. What a beautiful gift that was! Thank you!
Then, this morning, as I opened the door to let the dogs out again - I was greeted by Grandmother Moon in all of her fullness. She was the backdrop for the shaggy bark hickory that I get the pleasure of seeing each and every day!
I am blessed!
WE are blessed... with nature all around us...and within us.
I want to continue to remember that we ARE nature...it's up to me if I want to remain separate from Her (but that would only be within my own mind). because I cannot truly separate from Her. I believe it is within this departure (of not remaining present) that I can find myself feeling feel anxious, stressed, fearful and all of those other emotions that make me feel something other than joy, peace and love. So, I continue my efforts to be mindful and stay present. For, as I heard someone say once... "there are so many gifts in the present"! And, I have discovered SO many gifts in this way. Thank you!