Just as I have been writing about our true nature and attuning to the higher realm, I found this lovely expression in an overnight snow right near my garage yesterday. Someone took the time to create footprints of love. It lightened my day and reminded me to keep life simple, focus on the essentials and make my interactions and expressions heartfelt.
This morning as I walked in the crispy air along the duck pond trail, there was definitely love in the air along with a lot of quacking and conversation. I wondered if they were considering whether to stay for the winter. The pond is almost all frozen and they were huddled in one corner where the water is still flowing. Perhaps they were discussing warmer destinations. The lesson for me was to love the ones you’re with and make the best of your circumstances, even if a change is necessary.
Finally along the trail I met a man with a beautiful Saint Bernard who jumped up joyfully to greet me. I asked if the dog was still young, because she was smaller than some. She was 10 months old, just past puppyhood. I have always thought that if I ever had a dog (not so feasible in a third floor apartment), it would be a Saint Bernard. Perhaps it’s my imagination but they seem so determined and mission oriented.
I remember tales of climbers being rescued from snowbound situations on the high mountain trails of the Alps. Anyway, it’s one of those dreams that has swirled around me for many years. As the man walked away, he called the dog to follow saying, “C’mon Suzy.” Hmmm. I’m usually a Susan and not a Suzy, but it was close enough to remind me not to give up on my dreams. Sorry no picture of the actual Suzy, but she looked something like this.
All this to say that if your heart is open, the messages will appear. Sometimes you don’t have to travel far. God Winks and I am reminded that the universe is listening, lessons are rolling in and I only need be grateful to realize that I’m on the right track.
Thank You for the reminder keep it simple and open your heart and you will hear the message! It’s such a busy time of year I often forget to listen for the message!! If you get a St Bernard named Suzie I will come out and dog sit for you… Merry Christmas
Thanks Kitty! No room for a Saint Bernard in my cozy apartment, but maybe someday. Enjoy the season!
What a beautiful message, Susan. I love the idea of keeping our expressions heartfelt and keeping our hearts open to the messages around us. Sometimes I feel like I am in sync with this, and other days, I’m a bit more “autopilot.” Thank you for this perfect reminder to read during this oh-so-busy time of year!
Thanks Victoria! My messages tend to come in bunches, then all is quiet for awhile…assimilation time?