I took a vacation/mental health day on Friday… It turned into a
mind racing, 36 hour -TV show -marathon.
Adrenaline kept pumping and would not allow me to sleep.
From past experience, I didn’t fight,back, it was just what I needed.
It gave me, “ME” time.
No pressures! I let the thoughts swirl where they may. It allowed me, deep emotional feelings, flashbacks, moments of doubt, successes, tears. A full mind and body release, cleansing, that came full circle to the realization of all I “do” have and what I’ve accomplished in my life.
The above is not something I would recommend for everyone.
A person can get in that funk and it is not easy to pull yourself out.
I, however knew the signs – K needed one of “those” days.
Finally, I got some rest, ayup- 8 1/2 hours worth! Dang the ol’ body is sore.
Laying around after being tense and up tight for the 2 weeks- HELLO!! MUSCLES!!
In the wee hours of Saturday morning,
I brewed that coffee I like.
Walked outside, temp about 32.
Oh! how the birds were singing
Their early morning songs
No cawing of ugliness or discontent
Just sweet intertwined melodies.
A possibility of a sunny day
Was teasing me
As the cloudless sky was showing
it’s extra brightness
Right where a sunrise could be.
Something pushed me towards
My fall leaf filled flower garden,
I reached for this season’s
Yet untouched lawn rake
And swiped some leaves away.
Below, that crispy crinkle brown,
The sweet aroma of fresh dirt.
I inhaled that tantalizing aroma.
A few more strokes and there it was
One tiny- yet gigantic- sign of HOPE!!
Shiny vibrant green leaves,
With just two, Christmas red holly berries.
The color even more enhanced
With last year’s oak brown backdrop.
I knew it was the sign
Nature wanted me to find.
An Easter gift just for me.
For so many times
When I have stumbled,
Mother Earth seemed to know
Just exactly what I needed.
As in the past
My soul was renewed,
Clear, wide open
To let in – those endless
Of my life’s possibilities.
Kind Regards and feeling inner peace – K
Photography of my berry find by LGB
aka: Bgage on ViewBug.