There are days when we all experience the winter blues, feeling lifeless, lonely and a bit depressed. But in nature when a winter day really turns blue it is anything but lifeless and depressing. It is a moment of calmness and serenity.
When the forest is so still that you can hear your heart beat.
When you can imagine yourself light as a feather
high above the world ready to take off and fly.
In that quiet moment your mind lets go and suddenly
you are soaring higher and higher.
Forgetting the garden once filled with flowers where now a blanket of snow bars you from even entering the gate.
Just taking your time and really noticing how
beautiful a winter blue day can be.
Letting go of those concerns that tend to
bury you when feeling weighted down.
Those moments when nature says,
just look at me I am feeling blue also.
I may feel cold and alone, but God is all around me
waiting to warm my soul again.
The thought of his presence keeps
my life ready to bloom again.
In a world where snow covered trees will soon again burst forth with green from the warmth of his touch.
But for now the winter blues still exist, so like a reflection I dream of God’s presence surrounding me also.
As the clouds move in and the day begins to draw to an end. I find myself grounded again, but with renewed thoughts of how wonderful a winter blue day can be when I know I am surrounded by God’s presence.
Moments of stillness and serenity were experienced.
As night draws near I say goodbye to the winter blues where the moon meets a star as they fade over the hill.
Like a snowbird who flies south, I will be heading for the desert in California for the remainder of the winter.
May you also find God’s presence
even when feeling the winter blues.
Good Morning… Good Afternoon… Good Night…
Whatever it is to you.
Photo & Words
Here I Am/Carrie