this canvas was one, first it was ALL sun & sky... the I added the snow & trees, something was STILL missing. lol Arrow. This is what I see - as Arrow sits on the deck and watches... everything.
After my last blog Norm went out to get grocories & got stuck on the road just off the driveway, due to poor plowing build up, no biggy.. he's no stranger to shoveling snow & knows how to drive in Canadian Winters BUT the neighbour drove by as Norm was digging out & actually stopped JUST to be sarcastic and then continued on 'without helping Norm. Wow. I was grateful - I needed that reminder! The reminder that 'IF' Norm was to see anyone stuck on this road he would be one out there with his shovel - anyone who knows Norm - or me, knows this to be true. I was also reminded of the few time others have helped, like the kid that moved a log off my driveway that sat there for days, the neighbour clearly saw that too.
I am learning much from my neighbours, during a deadly pandemic and we are reminded to be kind, be there for each other 'for our neighbours'. God knows... God sees.
I thanked Norm.. yes, I guess it is the pandemic causing us to be more stressed & grumpy than usual & we are concerned about Storm, of course. The USA and thoughts of civil war.. Doug Ford- tells us "it's really scary but lets wait a few days more" - then - yes this is how it is but let's wait a few more days... is it or isn't it Doug?
Holy talk about mixed messages. There is much to ponder during the pandemic- good thing we are locked down & have much time to sort stuff out.
About Masks, Rick Warren nail it for me:
“Some churches are willing to gamble the health of their people. I’m not,” Warren said, adding, “I don’t want to be a superspreader. I’m not doing this out of fear; I’m doing this out of love. You wear a mask for love [of] your neighbors, yourself.”
Vaccines.. frig- some are really worried and believe they will be safe when they get the vaccine & they MUST go to work... give it to them first, do what ever it takes to ease peoples stress. I think ALL hospital staff, Dr.s then teachers & kids should be vaccinated first - if it will help slow the spread of so many dead. IF they choose.
Give it to who actually does want it! Yes, there is much to be reminded of these days, above all else I am reminded of who God expects me to be.
Thank you neighbour for reminding me: Norm is the bigger man!
Norm would have dug our neighbour out in a heart beat, I was grateful & cut Norm some slack, he also likes doing the dishes, looks after all the animals , chopping trees and cutting out my stuff in between, building a shop, baking fresh bagels, gets all out groceries and stuff & everything else.. I am thankful for him.
I know still - if anyone gets stuck, still... he will be there - shovel in hand.