I have never been a fan of snow, as you well know. Yet, after viewing what is happening in Texas, I have a new feeling of safety here in the Northeast as we are prepared for freezing temperatures and even lots of snow because it is normal for us in winter. The areas that do not experience a real hardy winter are ill prepared for when it happens. Watching the news and weather reports gives me a new fresh look at how safe we really are. Of course, we are not as prepared for tornadoes as other states that have shelters for when it happens in their state. Earth is certainly diversified; if you travel you can experience any type of weather you choose. My heart and prayers go out to all of humanity that are in unsafe areas right now. Watch this balancing act on the beach which I never thought possible. Perhaps we can use this as an example of how we could balance life on this planet and in such a beautiful way.
The Tenacity of trees. We are learning more and more about the importance of trees. I used to have a limited opinion like its leaves just convert our exhale into oxygen but there is so much more to trees. Let’s admire the gifts that a tree gives and maybe, someday, someone will list ALL of its attributes on one page of paper or two or three pages. Check out these pictures and you will see the tenacity of tree life. Life in all of its forms is tenacious, including human life.
I have never seen the Northern Lights so I cannot appreciate this sight as much as if I had something to compare it to. There is so much in the world that one person cannot experience it all. I am so grateful that I live in the days where the world is at our fingertips if only we have the courage to investigate the computer. Check out this video, even the person taking it was astounded.
I would love to see this story go viral as all of planet Earth needs to see the example that has already been set. All we need do is make sure our politicians see this. Can you help?
Also add this. Maybe these videos will open some eyes as the example has already been set and the proof is in the pudding. All that needs to happen is for these proven efforts to be seen.
There are so many examples of human enterprises that work for the good of ALL. I wish there was a way for all the decision makers to realize that the hardest work has been done and all that needs to be done is that the rest of this planet join in creating the results that we are all searching for. I know that you and I are only ONE voice each but multiply that by the amount of humans on this planet and it could be so quickly effective. How many people can you reach?
Humanity never ceases to amaze me and today really surprised me. I know our weather is unpredictable sometimes but this takes the cake. I am looking forward to 60 degrees tomorrow as a little taste of Spring to come and today the ice and snow are melting in the streets and on the lake. Guess what I saw when I opened my drapes to the lake. Yep, you guessed it. Ice fishermen. I think they want at least one time on the ice before it melts back into a lake. I know they have bore drills to see how much it is frozen but seeing them seems so out of context to the weather. At the end of November I had to be plowed out three times because of the snow so I was really dreading winter. Yet, Mother Nature has given us snow that I love. It snows at night, you get up in the morning and the snow starts to melt and is gone off your driveway and sidewalk in the wink of an eye. If that is how winter is, I won’t complain. No plows or shovels are necessary and yet we get the beautiful view of the snow on the trees and the grass.
Nature is so beautiful and so powerful. Have you wanted to help those in Australia? Here is a chance to hold hands with a huge group right from where you are. Please join in the prayerful energy that we are sending to Australia, its people, its animals and everyone affected by this.
There has been so much publicity about challenges ramping up for us to be aware of and let go of. This week for me has been a doozy but I have survived and conquered. I want to pass along a couple of tips to you in case you were not aware of them. My house and car insurance come due at the beginning of November. When I opened the bill, I immediately became very frustrated as the total had gone up another $100. I decided I was going to address this and researched and discovered that every year for the past 5 years, each policy cost $50 more each for a total of $100.
I fumed and sputtered and was going to call around to get new quotes but decided to call my insurance agent first. I did not know what she could do but I felt I owed her to talk to her first before I went with someone else. To my surprise, she offered to check around different insurance companies and see what she could do. I was not aware that she represented many insurance companies and was like a broker. I guess I was still in the dark ages where insurance agents only represented or dealt with just one company. To my surprise she was able to get me the same coverage for $225 cheaper on both for a total of $450. I wanted to let you know as you might not realize that your insurance agent is a broker and you might be able to get cheaper insurance with someone you are already familiar with.
I had an 18 month CD with my bank that was at 2.25% and I needed to renew it. They offered me only .6% interest on the renewal and my first thought was that for that low interest, I would put it under my mattress first. I checked around and got brochures from several banks and Credit Unions which were offering CD’s at 2%. I went to my bank and told them that I was cashing in my CD and placing it with another banking institution and they offered to give me a rate of 1.99% to stay with them. If I had not gotten the proof of what other institutions were offering and then showing them the proof, I would not have received their higher proposal. Do not be afraid to ask for a higher return on your savings. So I will make a little more money by not remaining silent and just accepting what they offered me the first time. Just a tip that you might be able to use.
Still continuing on this theme. Ann Albers has a wonderful message from the angels about CHOICES.