Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas everybody! I decided today was the perfect day to start up my daily Shinrin-Yoku [forest bathing] again! Even though most of the forest is gray and brown, 
there are still bits and pieces of green and signs of life! And the best thing is that it makes me feel so much better every time I do it! While I was out in the woods, I looked down at my feet and realized how long it had been since I had taken a walk through the forest...I could tell by the number of colored strings [from long hours sitting at my sewing machine] and fuzz on my shoes --- signs of being inside way too much! So today, I'm starting over again...not only for me, but for Wayne and for my overall well-being. The birds beckoned me on, even though they were tucked away in the high branches of the trees...I could still hear their songs and their gratitude for the seeds and nuts we provide for them all Winter. 
The forest floor was littered with lots of "Christmas Fern" --- namely due to them being the last ferns that are still green when Winter arrives...and that the shape of the fronds resemble Santa in his sleigh [not so sure about that, but it's what I've been told]
The pond is rimmed with ice that resembles feathers
And lots of Rattlesnake Plantain is hiding under the leaves
There are also several logs still covered with Turkey tail Mushrooms
And the forest floor is littered with Cranefly and Putty Root Orchid leaves that will shoot out blooms next Summer!
But towards the end of my walk, I asked God to show me a sign that everything will work out for the best and that life is good and that there is nothing I can do or say to change things that happen...just then, I looked down and saw part of a Turkey Tail mushroom that had, somehow, gotten broken off a log. When I picked it up in my hand, I saw an Angel...that's when I knew it was the sign I needed to see today
And then, when I walked up to the front door, I saw someone else that needs, and deserves, my undivided attention
Not to mention
Ahhhh --- Life is good when you see the good in life! 

Merry Christmas!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world" ~ Dr. Seuss

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