The Birds in Winter

This Winter weather is starting to be a little annoying! Down here in south Texas we are usually working on our gardens, our tans and testing the pool temp everyday. I cannot remember having what anyone would actually call a true Winter here, EVER!

This morning I bundled up and went out to watch the birds. As I sat there I was considering how they continue to fly in the wind, the drizzle and the cold. They do not sit in their nest shivering, they go about what birds do to survive. The longer I watched them, it came to me that they are not just surviving, they are thriving. Their colors are no less vibrant than in the Spring. They are still playful with each other. They continue with what they know has to be done regardless of the weather.

For the last almost 6 months now I have survived. I get up, I eat, I breath, I might shower, 🙂 and I do what needs to be done.  This morning though, I realize that I want more. There is still so much life left in me and so many people that I want to spend life with, I am tired of just watching it go by.

An AMAZING young woman gave me some honest and true loving words this morning. She reminded me that we can have an impact and we can still grow within ourselves. At this time in my life I thought I was done growing. Sometimes what others see in you is greater than what you ever see in yourself.

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  1. Beautiful story. It is what I have been doing for myself. There is so much to be done and I am going to do my part in this world as best as I can. I still grieve when I think about my sorrow.

    While looking up the mountain covered with snow, I whisper for a prayer to God to take my son’s pain away; to heal him so that he can live even one moment of happiness. Then I realized that, I can only control my emotion and my feeling, so I wipe my tears away, have a cup of tea while sending this comment to you. just to tell you that you are a brave woman, and you are making a difference by sharing your story. I am praying for you right at this moment that God will take away your pain and the root of your pain.

    Once a stranger man told me, “smile, the world warm up when you do” I did! and I feel all good heart smiling back to me. I wish you the best…

    1. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as well. We are strong and we will survive these trials so we might learn our true purpose..

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