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.
Spring and the spring rain certainly bring new growth. We have had an abundance of rain as my lawn is overgrown in areas that cannot be mowed because of the water. It definitely increased the birds that came this Spring. The Baltimore Orioles have increased three fold and also the hummingbirds. One day I had to go out and feed grape jelly to the Orioles three times and they have not had their babies yet. In fact, I had to move one of my hummingbird feeders much further away because there was so much activity at the Oriole feeder that they were not able to rest or even catch a sip. I love this activity as it is a sure sign that we humans are going to be able to be this free as we shed our winter clothes and get to go outside more even if it is to only work on the land.
I must share this with you as I found it so interesting. That is why I am a little later with the newsletter because I wanted to hear the WHOLE thing to see if I was inspired to share it with you. The first part I will include the written AND the video so you can choose your favorite of getting the news. The first part led me to the longest part and the questions kept bringing me more info than I was aware of before. There is also a clip or movie as part of the longest part that I highly recommend. Enjoy.
Are you aware that this weekend is the Wesak Festival, a yearly celebration, and also a blue moon? If you do not know the meaning of this powerful weekend, open this article. I have never heard it explained in this simple way and it made it more powerful for me.
This story brought joy to my heart and tears to my eyes. I am so pleased that the price of this product has been reduced so much because of the joy it brought to this industrious girl who will certainly pay it forward. Can you just imagine how you would feel if your whole world changed in an instant to something that happened only in fairy tales? Kudos to her friends.