Above is an image of an Egret hunting the long grass watching and in expectation of a meal. This time of year is a season of watching and expectation with the holidays. The religious celebrations are celebrations of a time of watching for hope whether its the eight days of hanukkah or the birth of a child on Christmas. It is a season where we watch and wait in expectation for the coming celebrations. We need this time of hope and a "SEASON OF WATCHING AND EXPECTATION!"
Tomorrow in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day! A day to give thanks. Sometimes in our current world, it may be hard to be thankful when we see so much violence, illnesses,, chaos, and mayhem, but we do have so much to be thankful for in life. Just reflect back to last year at this time and think how many people are no longer living with us on earth. We still can get up everyday, see a new day, and have another chance to make our life and ourselves better. Give thanks for your family and friends for life is short, so very short. Happy "THANKSGIVING!"
Above is an image of a Caterpillar ready to transform into a Butterfly. The Caterpillar's world has always been the plant it lives on. It moves, eat, sleeps, and grows on its host plant. However, when the Caterpillar transforms into the Butterfly, its whole world changes. It can fly and flutter in the air and can travel to places it has never known existed. The Caterpillar's whole world changes when it becomes a Butterfly. I often wonder when we die, if that transformation takes place in our lives. We are trapped in our bodies and we live, eat, sleep, move about, growing old in the process. When we die are we transformed into a Butterfly and know a whole new world beyond us? We lose our bodies and that what makes us who we are can fly and flutter about in a whole new world. The question is "ARE WE THE CATERPILLAR OR THE BUTTERFLY?"
Nectar is a sweet liquid produced by flowers to attract insects and birds to pollinate their flowers. Above is an image of insects doing just that. We need to find the "nectar of our life", that which impowers us to be creative in life. It is creativity that stimulates us and keeps us young. There are zillions of things that can pollinate our creativity and the trick is to find the one thing that gets your creative juices going. Whether its the arts, a hobby, or sports find your flower. "FIND THE NECTAR OF OUR LIFE!"
Above is an image of an empty Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis in the early morning dew. The caterpillar has morphed into a butterfly and has begun a new day. Our lives are not always perfect and we have good days and bad days. We have the choice to wake up every day and make today a new day. Leave yesterday behind whether good or bad and make this day a new beginning to a more positive attitude every time you begin a new day. We all may be caterpillars but we can become butterflies! "TODAY IS A NEW BEGINNING"