Whatever you are by nature, keep to it;
never desert your own line of talent.
Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed;
be anything else and you will be ten thousand times
worse than nothing.
It was 8:30 in the morning I had just pulled myself out of bed, I know that is not like me but these days it just happens. Without the usual looking out the bedroom window I shuffled to the kitchen and started the coffee pot, I thought to myself that I better hurry the cows will be wondering where I was. With my head down and my feet dragging I pulled out my chair and plunked down in front of the big window in my kitchen. Staring at the table I then realized how much this mood thing was worrying My Hero, he knows. Sitting side by side in my spot were two chocolate covered peppermints sitting on the table, I popped one in my mouth and a little smile finally emerged, I am truly a lucky girl, I looked up.
WOW…I wondered how My Hero had arranged that, he knows exactly what makes me forget about everything and to remember why I am really here and reminds me about who I truly am, I rushed back over to the counter poured half a cup of coffee I filled it with lots of milk, walked back popped that other chocolate which makes me smile bit in my mouth and gulped that coffee down. I had to get out there. I flew down the stairs pulled on those Stylin’ Black Coveralls over top of those frolicking Monkey Flannels, pulled on those Pink Cadillac Boots and threw some wood in the stove. I grabbed my snowshoes and I was off with a smile so big my face felt as if it would crack, it had not had a real one of those for a little while.
I opened the door and that fresh snowy air grabbed hold of me and held me tight. With those snowshoes tucked under my arm, I trudged through that delicious (yes I tried it, it was not yellow) fluffy snowy whiteness while still thinking of the smooth minty chocolate mixed with delectable coffee still lingering in my mouth. I climbed into that tractor, threw those snowshoes behind the seat and started it up. I climbed down and started pushing that beautiful fluffy newness of white off the tractor and with every push I knew I was finding pieces of me that had been buried. How could I have forgotten what was buried right there all the time hiding from me, waiting for me to realize it had not gone I was just floundering and needed time to think and get through this uncontrollable situation.
With the windows now clean I climbed back into the cab and drove down the lane heading for those cows. The lane was decorated with a beauty that only Mother Nature could send, a message that I needed to see, guiding my way. I knew My Hero had not arranged this but I was sure he had been wishing. He truly does know what makes me smile and what has the power to bring me back to being who I am and never doubt that.
I will tell you the story about finding myself surrounded by the most beautiful snowy wilderness, a wonderful place where the noise of the world, the problems of the world, the doubts of life disappear and it becomes a world of possibilities and peace all wrapped up in this overwhelming love of a land that is as much a part of me as I of it. Buttons is back and she will see you Monday. Oh it is so beautiful. Was that one of my fast running lone Taunting Turkeys?
Mother Nature's huge brush dripping with a snowy white pure unattainable pallet combined with her one of a kind talent has truly done it again. There is no other artist that has the talent or the healing properties that she does. Thank you Mother Nature and oh yes I did not forget, you too My Hero.