Friday, February 17, 2017
All these days
Life. So many twists, turns and so much happening. I can't even begin to make sense of it all. The world is ever-changing and constantly evolving. My head just spins trying to take in even a small picture of events. But we go on, we keep on, soldiering on.
We have had several days of non-stop rain, flooding rains and landslides. Our world is saturated and our skies are grey. It's beautiful in its' way, but a break is so appreciated. Today, the rains have subsided and our waters abate. For now. I am thankful for this...
Lots of stuff going on in so many people's lives. With every passing day, there seems to be a whirlwind of stuff. Changes. Happenings that fall within that grey area in time. Mind numbing in their numbers and possibilities of outcome. Throughout it all, we keep our faith. We do what we can to keep our heads above water and our spirits above.
I try to keep myself aware, but in many cases it's overwhelming to me. I have no power to change it, but I can do good and possibly impact someone else's life in a positive way who might bless someone else, who can bless someone else. Regardless of the bad everywhere, we can overcome by sharing love and kindness everywhere we go. Spread a little light and it makes a huge difference in a dark place. That's what we can do. I believe that's how we change our world.
One tiny little piece at a time.
Our horses are all doing well, having a bit of cabin fever like the rest of us, but enjoying their freedoms where and when they can. They look terribly scruffy and most are covered in a fair amount of mud because man, we have enough of that everywhere. They must be a bit itchy because even the ones who don't normally trash themselves, are trashed. Harley was the first I had noticed to start shedding, and now Eagle's face is shedding. Before long, we'll have piles of the stuff everywhere, and little nests being feathered with their hair and life awakening to spring.
I can't wait! I am so looking forward to riding my horse. Just getting out there and walking along, breathing in the fresh air and hearing the birdsong and coming out of my cocoon again. Yeah, that's what it feels like for me. Along with the season, I experience an awakening too. It really does feel like the shedding of those heavy layers and being freed up. Unstuck and so ready to move on again.
Riding my horse is my freedom. That one place where I feel better than anywhere else on this earth.
Earlier this winter I was a bit worried about our hay supply. It seemed to be dwindling at an alarming rate, but for whatever reason, our consumption (even though it remains steady) seems to be slowing and our pile of hay seems to be sufficient for our needs. Funny how often that happens. I can't explain it, but there it is. I am thankful. God is good.
I remain photo challenged here on this blog. But knowing how important pictures are to most of us, I will be borrowing something inspiring or beautiful, or just interesting to me to share with you all. I hope your winter days are numbered and sunshine is making its' way to your doors. Just over 4 more weeks to go...
and my Ladde's birthday will be here again. Oh my, how these days fly by...21 years old this year, my big and beautiful boy! May we be blessed with you for many more to come.