On my morning walk, I was greeted by a most beautiful Humming bird hovering at its feeder, taking in through its long beak the sweet, sugary nectar contained in the feeder. As I stood there watching it for a couple of minutes, I was reminded of the healing powers of nature.
The changing of the seasons is a reminder that nothing is permanent. After a long winter, the warm days of spring melt away the snow and warm the air that has kept us inside. With each passing day the grass, flowers and animals that have been resting start to awaken and before you know it we are playing in the hot summer days, building castles in the sand and swimming with the sea creatures. During this time farmers’ fields begin to blossom with wonderful crops, that keep our bodies nourished throughout the seasons. As the earth revolves, the heat of summer begins to fade in our corner of the world making way for autumn. The fiery colours of the leaves bring with them a reminder that one must start to prepare for the winter ahead. Food becomes heartier to warm up our insides from the cold breezes that signal the arrival of winter. Sitting around the warmth of the hearth looking out at the snow covered ground, we take in the beauty, with a cup of hot cocoa or tea in hand, dreaming of the day that Mother Nature will decide to change her wardrobe. Though sometimes she takes a little longer to change, yet other times she changes her wardrobe much too quickly, she will change.
When a life-changing loss occurs, it is as if one has entered an eternal state of winter .We need to have faith, like the seasons it is not permanent. When brighter days appear we need to embrace them, enjoy them and live in the moment for like the seasons life is always changing.