Yesterday was Norms birthday! He worked on his shop - best birthday gift EVER .. lol
He’s 60 & he’s in great shape - it’s from all this hard farm work! Birthing goats & chasing chickens has kept him fit as a fiddle… lol - more like building coops, barns. a shop, chopping down trees- yeah! Norm won’t ever look at wood the same again. We were going to celebrate later in the evening with movie & I was making dinner but then… I had some sense knocked into me. Literally.
I am forever telling Norm & HAVE even blogged about it - one reason many people fall in their homes is…. their dogs. I have 5 who love me and follow me everywhere, as you know. I was painting in my studio, standing.. music - deep in deer snow- and I turned to get paint - turned back and Arrow was at my feet and down I went. I protect my hands because I know they’ll break so I did not use them, instead I used my head to stop my fall - it bounced off the metal track - between my studio & house.
I could not google 'concussion symptoms'... it hurt that bad.
Serious dog training happening - RED tape lines they CANNOT cross - like the kitchen.
I’ll also add my girls freaked out, they knew I was not joking and were all trying to help me up… Norm arrived a few moments later.
Not much else happened last night, quiet, bed and today OUCH. No concussion symptoms, Thank God. Yes, I think I actually needed to have sense knocked into me - on a few issues- I was hurt enough to wonder if I was gonna die - for a few seconds. I called Storm to tell him I love him. Went to bed in pain and did not sleep… I did talk to Jesus & have had quite a bit of clarification.. a nice calm has consumed me. ;) Actually grateful for the fright.
Although sore to touch, even raise my eyebrows- I am absolutely clearer headed on several issues, humans and STRONGER than I was yesterday. AMEN.
I woke today and thanked God for it & said "o.k.! Let's prove it Jesus!" lol Wait & see.
I painted this deer for this stranger “Ted” I met once at the feed store in Halliburton (Phil is a great guy & very helpful if you need seed/feed/animal stuff) I gave Ted my number because he said it was nice to have someone enjoy his photos. This past year he has shared many beautiful photos of deer, flowers, butterflies, pine weasels, turkeys, amazing chickadees and always a kind word or take care… thats’ it.
I realized.. this stranger has absolutely been a positive light in 2020, and I wanted to say Thank you. I’m pleased how it turned out, inspired by a photo he sent, playing with light & snow.
I realized we (me included) rarely ponder some people who are kind & thoughtful yet become ‘thought obsessed’ dwelling on others - who don’t even have the kindness in them to stop & say "hello" or even offer a smile - let alone kind word...
Worse, we waste our thoughts & precious time on intentionally nasty people - robbing ourselves of time & joy we could be thinking of the kind people we do have around us. Focus on Love, light Kindness… I shall.
Let the Universe... God, focus on the rest.
My head/mind needed the alignment.
I needed to go & spend time with Jesus in prayer, thought, love.
Excited to start the next painting!