Walking and Waiting
Yesterday once I was home from errands, I whisked Frodo out the door for a walk. The air felt still and quiet. Dampness mixed with frosty air and I felt, knew that a storm was coming. As you know, I'm hoping for snow but the predictors are indicating rain, sleet, freezing rain, and snow. Each newscast was altered and changed. So I wait and see exactly what will be arriving.
I wait for so many events. I wait for my husband to come home for dinner, I wait for the kids to call, I wait for news of family health issues. Waiting is a time to focus and be present, to perfect the mindset of enjoying that single moment before it scatters away never to be felt again.
Advent is a waiting and preparing season. I'm preparing for our family celebrations and menu plans, but also planning my personal goals to be present in the every day. I struggle with this goal.
However, each day is a new day to be present. Frodo and I walk and during my time outside, I let go of whispers of "what ifs" and see the birds flitting about. I witness the red squirrel squeaking and running up a tree. I hear the water trickle down stream to fill the pond.
My fingers are crossed for snow.