Every morning I walk my dog Harry, unless something happens to throw me off schedule. It’s always a peaceful way to start the day, it clears the cobwebs and allows me to focus on the moment. This morning I noticed the signs. Everywhere I looked they were all around me.
The creek, normally so clean and beautiful was full of debris and fallen branches and it’s kind of how my mind feels lately. All muddied with the worries of life right now. Sadness about my mum, financial issues, school concerns for the kids. Everyday stresses of life, we all have them at some point.
But then I saw the magpie in the tree, warbling as I walked past. He sat there and just watched me and it was like he was telling me it was all going to be okay.
Further along I saw the birds, hundreds of them, tiny birds lined up perfectly on the power lines. All in unison, reminding me of the connections in my life, the many people who I love and who love me.
Then in the distance I saw the train pass and the lights changed. Comings and goings in life. And I thought of how fleeting everything is, how quickly things come and go. And how sometimes the best way to cope is just to hop on board and hold on tight.
And then I saw the hump sign and had to laugh. Because it seemed to epitomise today, Wednesday, the middle of the week and the need to slow down to the speed of life.
Happy Hump day everybody. As you go about your Wednesday may we all slow down to see the signs, to be open to new beginnings, new hopes and opportunities.
May we all continue to enjoy and appreciate the journey.