Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Good Year Blimp: An Angel Message

                                 (Good Year Blimp: Wikimedia Images)

As Elliot and I were on our way to Firehouse Sub for lunch on Labor Day, I saw the Good Year blimp flying high, and moving forward at a good clip.  We thought it had retired in Florida, but there it was, on the job, sending out a message of good cheer.  I wished I had brought my camera, but it was a wonderful sign from the angels to keep looking up and expecting wonderful things to happen, and just keep moving forward.  Everyday is a miracle and many opportunities are presented to bring joy to others. Most of all, I think people just want to be seen and not forgotten as we go about our dailies.  Often we get so caught up in technology, that we aren't fully present and aware of our own being.  We've become lost in cyberspace, surfing for the next adventure in the realm of universal information.  Not that there is anything wrong with it, but moderation is the key.  A balance between technology and nature works best.

Yesterday I was glued to my computer screen most of the day, hunched over working on a writing project. Last night I went to bed blurry eyed and tanked out.  So, today I set an intention to spend time outdoors in the garden, just being, not puttering about like usual.  A funny thing happened as I sat still.  A blue jay came for a morning splash, and soon a bright red cardinal followed him.  Then, I noticed a baby woodpecker at work on the old camphor tree. Butterflies flitted around me and I had one of those instances of total gratitude for all life.  Now, I could understand why I don't see all that wonderful activity in the garden when I'm the one stirring things up as I go about my planting, watering, and mulching.  Nature enjoys the freedom when I am still and when I am, I get to enjoy it immensely, too.

So, take some time out today to appreciate the beauty of nature around you.  Slow down and really pay attention, fresh ideas will come to inspire you in ways you never imagined.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,