Right place, right time

As February comes to a close, I am filled with gratitude for Mr. EndlessSeeker. Today is his birthday, and it is a day worth celebrating because he makes the world a better place for everyone his life touches, especially me. Somehow, I was in the right place at the right time when we met all those years ago. And while this month has been a roller coaster of emotions and activity with my brother still in ICU with Covid-19, I realize that I am always in the right place at the right time.

Me and Mr. EndlessSeeker

How can that be? Because I firmly believe that every experience we have helps us to learn something, to practice being good humans, to reach deep inside ourselves to connect to the truth of us, and to expand our consciousness and goodwill toward others. Every human experience I have also strengthens my connection with the plants, animals, earth, sky, soil, and water because they are the threads of life that weave me back together when I begin to fray.

Blue skies and cool clouds greeted us one morning this week

This week the weather warmed up and the sun came out and I was able to start new seeds, plant some peas in the garden, dig in the soil, and search for new buds and sprouts on the perennial plants. Every moment in the yarden was a healing gift, a needle pulling those threads of nature together to tighten the weave of my being.

Aromatic asters beginning to sprout again
Raindrops cling to the unfurling Columbine leaves

Last night I witnessed the Full Snow Moon rising above the pond on the family farm and then filling the sky with brilliant light, and I felt joy and contentment. Right place, right time.

Full moon rising over the family farm pond

This morning, I discovered a poem by an author named Heidi that resonated so well with my experiences this month:

“My path is full of turns and bends, through places unknown
down valleys and mountains to new sights unseen
visiting dark skies with dazzling stars, basking in sunbeams
warming my face as it lifts toward the heavens

A journey only I can take, an experience of my own
no wrong turns, only uncharted pathways
choosing the road less traveled
trusting the guide and faith in the process
breathing in the spaces less familiar
being, always, in the right place at the right time.”

– Heidi

Even in the midst of uncertainty, chaos, stress, and anxiety, we can find quiet and comfort, peace and hope if we stay connected to the earth and each other. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Peace to you.

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