Above is an image of a Portrait of an Eagle, a symbol of strength. We all seek strength in life weather it is physical, mental or spiritual. It is strength that allows us to power through the tough challenges we face in life. We may not posses strength in all aspects, but just one factor may be all we need to get through life. Find if your strength is physical, mental or spiritual and develop your strength. We all need "SYMBOLS OF STRENGHT!"
Above is an image of a Red-shoulder Hawk at the Green Cay Wetlands. A Hawk is a powerful bird which strikes fear in the creatures who inhabit the wetlands. Our image of power is often the Bad of Power. The one that strikes fear, ambition and greed. The power that looks to rule or enslave others. However, Power does that have to be that way. There is a Good Power, one that looks to heal, uplift, and encourage others to be themselves. The Good Power looks to nurture not control, to love not hate, to serve not to be served, to give not take and life not death. So often we see this Good Power as a weakness and aspire to the Bad Power. The Good Power could change the World if we would only seek it, find it and live it. It is up to us to choose between "THE GOOD AND BAD OF POWER!"
Above is a less than perfect image of a Black-necked Stilt taking flight. The birds feet are cut off making it a bad shot. Mistakes happen in our life and we tend to beat ourselves up every time it happens. We want to be perfect and we are not. So many institutions place "perfection" as something we should always be all the time. We hear it at home, at school, at church, in sports, at work, and in just about everything we do. However, we fall short again and again. Mistakes will happen in life and what we need to do is learn from them, doing better the next time. Even the most Holy of people acknowledge that they are not perfect, but they learn from their mistakes. So, don't beat yourself up but learn "MISTAKES HAPPEN -LEARN FROM THEM!"
Above is an image of a Green Heron fishing the waters. Timing is everything for the Green Heron. It waits in stillness until the fish swims close and then it moves in a fast striking fashion to catch its prey. If the Green Heron misses the moment, it goes unrewarded and must do the whole ordeal all over again. In our lives timing is everything. We have to be ready at the right moment, at the right time, and at the right place. If one of those factors are missing we miss the moment. Timing can require planning ahead or sometimes it is just dumb luck. Whatever the situation, one must strike quickly to capture the moment. "IN LIFE: TIMING IS EVERYTHING!"
One thing we always find Joy in is the birth of a baby. It could be a human being or an animal, but a Joy is awakened in us at the sight of new life. In what may be a dark world of our existence it is the joy of birth that brings light to our world and has throughout all of our history. In what may seem like dark times today look for the joy of birth and re-birth in the life around you, for a new birth can even take away the sting of death. Do not under estimate the power of "THE JOY OF BIRTH!"