Yesterday was one of those days promised long ago. “You will see many good days.”
The sun rose and its light reflected off the water. The light brightens up the front of our home. I went up through the house to pull back the curtains to let the warmth and light in.
I heard bird song. It is just January.
Outside my window I noticed birds feeding among the dead leaves. A wren, a blackbird and a robin turned over leaves close to each other. None of them chased the other away. They live at peace with each other.
I looked out onto a walled garden at the back. A starling was inspecting a hole in the wall where a family of starlings had been reared last year. He must be preparing for this year’s brood. Chaffinches sang and flew about in the ivy above on the wall. I will keep an eye out to see if they have nesting places in the wall as well.
I remembered back to our house in Saul Street where there was a garden that had trees and undergrowth at the back. It was an ideal habitat for birds. Blackbirds found plenty to eat under the leaves that had not been cleared away.
Many things needed my attention. In the past I would have been overcome by worry and stress about my children or other pressing needs. Nowadays after being knowing God’s power and love to help me be healed from cancer, I cast my care upon The Lord. The cancer will not come back! Today I can see and enjoy what is around me. I go out and enjoy being alive.
Later in the day I decided to pay a visit to a friend. I went to the vegetable store that sells locally grown produce. No GM produce there. The owner showed me early daffodils and tulips.
On my way to a friend’s house a hare crossed my path. He ran along the road in front or me and then swerved into a field. I stopped to see him skip over the hill. Hares are rare and are know to be seen in March.
I parked the car to take in the view of the sunset. Another car pulled alongside. A man got out with his camera. He was looking for that memorable short.
The water level was low in Strangford Lough. I walked along looking for Sea Glass. I picked up some shells. They make good angel wings in my mosaics.
My friend was glad to see me. I am so thankful to God for being alive to enjoy a good day!