Thursday, December 3, 2009
my note to you
I woke up this morning and decided to write you a little love note. I have a list of blog posts needing to be written, and this was not in the plan... but I don't always follow the rules... even my own. So right now, I just needed to just say Hi. How are you? December is so busy already, isn't it? I know it's easy to get all wound up and spin out. I am certainly not immune to this. However, I'm working on greeting this month with a little more peace than I have in the past. Upon returning from my daybreak drive into town (it was an early one today, for sure), I decided to clear my head before attacking my list. I know how fortunate I am to live out here in the woods and fields, but I suffer from a fear of being cold... I am from California, after all. I have to push myself to get outside when winter hits. But it's quite mild today... no excuses. So, off I went.
The crows were cawing, the geese were honking, the neighbor's roosters were cockadoodling... it was a noisy outing and exactly what I needed. I feel fresh and ready... not to attack my list, but to enjoy it. So, friend, is your list weighing you down? Can you take a few moments to step outside, to breathe in. Your noises might be city traffic, suburban birds chirping... who knows. Listening to something besides my own inner ramblings was clearly helpful for me. The photos in this post were all taken this morning to share with you. Maybe they will in someway bring you a bit of peace, too.
All of my love,