This week we are shoveling out from a large snow storm that showered our area with 12 to 18 inches of snow. News reports predicted the event giving people time to prepare for the temporary changes a large snowfall causes in our daily routines.
The video below of an eagle sitting on her nest during the snow storm makes me think of the bible verse Matthew 6:25-2725… Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26: Look at the birds of the air; They do not sow or reap or gather into barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27: Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan?…
I wonder if wildlife ever has any moments of fear or dread when facing up coming blizzards that sometimes happen in our life as people do who have lived through difficult days.
What an awesome glimpse at the strength and resilience of wildlife.
As a caregiver who travels to different locations my first action when hearing the storm forecast was begging the garage to fit me in to replace two tread worn tires with a new set to help ensure my safe arrival.
Next step was packing the vehicle with an assortment of safety and emergency supplies so I was well prepared for worst case scenario. The office calls with the game plan of stationing a caregiver at each of our 24 hour care locations for the 24 hour duration. This would help ensure our patients coverage and keep the highway travels to a minimum.
I show up with my “in case” supplies in tow. I was well prepared for possible power outage or lengthy stay. Thankfully my “in case” supplies were not necessary and we were just able to enjoy a relaxing visit watching the snow pile up and enjoy each others company.
My patient commented that I must have been a Girl Scout because I came so prepared. When I had to explain to her “Unfortunately no, I was a Brownie drop out.” we both got a good chuckle.
My preparedness comes from many difficult life events that has taught me to rely on God’s wisdom to give me strength and direction. We all have the ability to survive and thrive independently if we search deep within and find strength from the Higher power. It may not always be easy but it is possible with prayer and Divine Guidance.
Like the verse says “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan?”
Thank you Mother Eagle for reminding us to Trust more and worry less.
Pray for strength and wisdom then relax into the Joy and Peace that Divine Guidance provides.
With Respect, Hope, Joy and Love, Carmela