Friday, March 7, 2014

The Friday Five Good Things

Five good things that happened this week.

1.I Skyped another art session with my friend. Distance and weather sometimes makes it difficult for us to get together. Skyping is the next best thing. We can talk, work, share all from the comfort of our own home.

2. Attended the first incubator workshop. A fun day. Met some new people and worked with new methods of learning. A fun day was had by all.

3. I saw a pair of cardinals. Haven't seen them since.

4. The big storm we were supposed to get went South of us. We didn't even get a snowflake. No complaints. I'm tired of all the snow.

5. A perfectly good day turned pear, but I saw a rainbow towards evening.Perhaps a message from the Universe that everything will work out. Or maybe it was just ice crystals reflecting the sun light.

How was your week?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Cardinals

Last week, I saw a male and a female cardinal in the honeysuckle vine outside my kitchen window. The male went further into the depths of the vine and stayed there for a few minutes looking into the sun room. The pair then flew away.

I was happy to see the flash of color, a welcome sight from all the white snow and grey leafless branches. And I didn't give the bird sighting another thought until Sunday. I saw a Facebook post about the meaning of cardinals. "A cardinal is a representative of a loved on who had passed away. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know the will always be with you."

My parents both passed away last year. Dad in August at the age of 94 and Ma in November at the age of 95. When Dad wasn't able to drive, we hosted the family gatherings in the sun room if the weather was nice. Dad's birthday is coming up on 17. March. I think the Ma and Dad cardinals were checking to see if preparations were being made for Dad's birthday celebration.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Affirmation of the Day

Wabi Sabi: Nothing is Perfect. Nothing is Permanent. Nothing is Complete