Where does the time go? It feels like I have just turned my head
and now it is so close to winter. Thanksgiving is next week which
always brings to mind what I am grateful for.
One of the things is my kayak and my ability to launch it whenever
I wish. I do go by how windy it is and how rough is the water but
it changes hourly and sometimes in a minute, so I am grateful for
the times that I can wait it out. I went out last Monday on Veterans’
Day and when I started out it was calm but halfway around the lake,
the wind picked up and soon I was being rocked by the waves. Of
course it makes it much more difficult to row and it took me much
longer to get back to my beach but I looked at it as the lake was
giving me one more time to feel like I was being rocked in a cradle.
My son Steve came over yesterday to help me do the last minute
preparations for winter that I can’t do myself and we put my
kayak to rest for the winter. This is a bittersweet time for me
as I much prefer the warmer and snowless seasons.
Well, this morning as I looked out at the lake as I do every morning
when I raise my blinds, the water was like glass. Of course, it
was 31 degrees and the water is calmer at the colder temperatures.
I so appreciate the mirror effect when I can see all the mountains,
trees and houses reflected in the water. It gives me such an expanded
view and reminds me that we are all mirrors for each other. So if
I see someone doing something I don’t like, I am reminded that the
perceived flaw is in me also because I wouldn’t notice anything if
I had no opinions about it. Life is funny that way. When you have
no buttons to be pushed, life is peaceful and serene because you are
I joked with the lake that it was just teasing me because it knew
that I couldn’t go out in it. As I looked out later I saw strips of
water that were rippling. Not over the whole lake so the strips
were stopping the reflections in parts. What a funny feeling to
see the wind playing with the water in spots so that most of the lake
was still and yet the strips made the reflection so different from
the “real thing”. This scenario made me realize just how much the
wind can alter our opinions of what we are seeing.
Life is like that. The “Winds of Change” alter our perspectives
of what is occurring in our lives and what seems “real” and isn’t.
Pay attention to how the “winds’ are blowing. Is it “real” or is it
just an altered reflection of what is real? With some parts of the
truth missing, just what perspective are you seeing? Know that all
of life changes in every moment depending on whom you are with or
what “truth” or “reality” you are observing.
Happy Thanksgiving. I have so much to be grateful for and the very
fact that I am alive and kicking is #1. I am grateful for you for
without you, I would have no reason to write a newsletter and put
to paper my thoughts or feel that perhaps I am spreading good cheer
and hopefully inspiration. We do need each other and awareness of
this blessing jumps out at me every time I eat. How many people
contributed to my food from its inception(seed), to the planting,
to the reaping, to the packaging, to the transportation, to the store
who stores it for me to buy, to the people in the store that are there
to serve me. I cannot do it alone!
This link shows what we can do together even when we are not aware
that we are not alone.
Love and Light,
PO Box 403
Wales, MA 01081, USA