Early this morning, I hurried to the sunroom. Yesterday's big tree frog visitor had spent all day Saturday clinging steadfast to the glass window pane. Hot, humid sunshine, heavy rains, had no power over his vigil. At bedtime, I was amazed that he was still at it. Faithfully on duty as I bid him a grateful good-night and went to bed thinking to F.R.O.G. it. Fully rely on God.
This morning, only the memory of the treefrog's visit was etched on the windowpane. To fully rely on God. To FROG it in the now.
My timing was good as I looked out the window.
The beautiful pink-faced wild turkey I fondly call Sadie The Turkey Lady was strolling up the front walk like a friend in need. That very large game bird with long legs and neck had been missing for a while due to storms. Now in the morning light, her iridescent feathers shone in colors of bronze and copper. She was a sight for sore eyes. By the time I got my camera out, she had strutted around the corner, out of sight. A turkey always brings a smile of gratefulness.
Oh, well, it wasn't meant to be. It turned out my camera had a major malfunction. A strange message appeared on the LCD screen regarding the memory disk. I took it out and put it back into the camera several times. But it still didn't work.
During meditation, an angel thought came to clear the disk. When I plugged it into the USB port on the laptop, a new message appeared. Reformat disk. But all data would be lost. A clean sweep.
I hit, yes. Favorite photos were already stored on the laptop. But the analogy of dumping the old memories in my human memory bank hit home. Recently, I've been remembering the names of distant childhood friends and families in old neighborhoods and grade school in surprising detail. I wondered if I was letting go of data no longer needed. Like they say, you can't fill a full bowl. It must be emptied to make room for the new.
Now my camera is working again. When Sadie returns, I'll get a picture...meanwhile her reminder to be thankful for today and the shared blessings it holds is fresh in my mind.
"The turkey is sometimes called the earth eagle. It is a symbol of all the blessings that the Earth contains, along with the ability to use them to their greatest advantage."
Have a peaceful, joyful day with your angels. Look for the blessings and be one when you can.
Love and peace,
Turkey ref. Animal-Speak, Ted Andrews