It was a Sunday afternoon and I needed some quiet time in nature. The best and closest place I could find was a school playground. I gave in to the shade of a tree, sat down and closed my eyes. Only a block away traffic roared and all around me people were busy with Sunday yard work.
It is Winter Solstice and while we know the days will begin getting longer, that the sun is returning…we also know that it is a slow process. It is the first day of winter and so we must make peace with the dark cold days of the season.
Today I went outside to see what was happening with the ducks here at our neighborhood pond. Looking for a sign of what is really going on in my life behind the scenes, I came around the corner anxious to see what the ducks were up to today.
We Took The Long Way Home...Which wasn’t my intention at all. Grace, Amber, two cats and me, Cat, were headed back to Florida. Just thinking about twenty hours of driving made me tired. Anxious to get the drive over with I left Kansas City with my foot heavy on the gas pedal. I wanted to do it in one day.
I used to carry around this unopened bottle of Rescue Remedy, the flower essence for stress. Every time I moved, from one side of the country to the other, I would unpack it from a box and put it on a shelf in the medicine cabinet.
“Take a sloppy step forward,” she told me, “You want to do everything perfectly and you are waiting until you know the next step will be perfect.” I was flabbergasted as Rhonda Britten gave me some of the best advice ever. Words I will never forget flowed through her that day many years ago.