Another week on unstable ground. Call it COVID 19 or Corona Virus, whatever you call it, this intrusion into our lives is draining most of the world.
Where do you turn when you need to energize your internal battery?
I turn to Mother Nature to remind me of the rebirth that takes place after cold wintery days leave me feeling a little depressed and restless. This year, I need it more than ever.
The trees are in bloom, like the last mature one standing in our yard. Watching the bare drab limbs transform to a beautiful white cape makes my heart soar.
I can’t help but feel hope when I see the transformation.
On my daily walks, I see bright bursts of yellow daffodils force their way through thawing brown soil, begging for attention from anyone passing their way.
Last fall, my husband transplanted some flowers that were taking over his vegetable garden. Apparently, they enjoyed the move as they are blooming better than ever.
I guess they’ve been refreshed with the new environment.
Change. It’s one of those things most of us struggle with in our lives. The new restrictions and precautions require all of us to do things differently, and that isn’t always easy.
I wrote this poem some time ago, but I think it might help to put things in perspective with the concept of change. It may not be fore everyone, but it is what is in my heart, so I will share it. Perhaps it will help renew a spirit.
God tills the ground with gentle hands and prepares for us each day
A road to the salvation land providing we don’t stray
Some days our mind won’t comprehend the journey that we’ve been on
When dark clouds threaten overhead, I pray He’ll send a song
To ease the burden that weighs you down and threatens to blind your sight
For music has a soothing way of shining His great light
Then slowly with the lightest touch He’ll discreetly lift your load
Transparent to the human eye He’ll pave a brand new road
The surface will be different from the path you’ve always known
But fertile land will reappear with seeds of love He’s sown
How do you recharge?
Is change difficult for you?
What does your tomorrow look like today?