WINTER IN FLORIDA?
Yes, Winter is here, at the moment. I am enjoying 50 degrees in the mornings; this is great for sleeping! We are fortunate not to have had a freeze or frost, so the vegetation still looks marvelous!
I am returning to writing with the help of Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. This book requires writing a gratitude journal and following a day- book’s recommendations for a year that highlights the simple joys of living and discovering your authentic self.
As usual, I am struggling with living in the now; but I am doing better with my “program” in place. I am coming off many months of gathering documents and taking my North Carolina Dental Hygiene Boards–which I passed–Yeah!
So, I am discovering the winter of my content. I am spending a little bit of time being focused; albeit, a blurry focus at that!
Message today=be thankful for the blessings of winter, which allow us to pause a little more often and count these blessings!
Here are some winter haiku’s by poet Charles de Lint, to commemorate the recent full moon and to help you feel snug in the warmth of your nests!
Blessing and Great Joy!
Moonlight casts a pale
blue light on the snow, winter
perfect, cold and brisk
Moonlight rides like a
ghost across the midnight snow;
its song is silence
Did everyone have a great Christmas, or Hanukkah, or other holiday? Ours has been splendid. We did have a wicked Christmas Eve storm. About 2:00 AM, a huge oak came crashing down within 20 feet of the house. I was wide awake after that! A wonderful neighbor helped my husband, Rob, cut up the 105 foot tree. He took four trips of logs home on his trailer!
We lost a couple of other trees, but there was no damage to the road or anything else. What a blessing! I’ll attach photos when I get back to the warmer south.
Speaking of blessings, we should all count ours as we enter into the new year. May 2010 be a better year financially for everyone. May we all have shelter, food, and love. May we all have peace and goodwill towards man and womankind.
Happy New Year!