Monday, January 20, 2020
Some Days More Things Come to Mind
I am grateful for Today. I was reminded twice how wonderful things come out if you let others help using their talents.
This morning a new acquaintance brought his clinometer over to Boxerwood to take some elevations for an accessible trail we want to develop. I didn't know about clinometers before and now I want one; what a useful tool.
As the day went on, it warmed a little and I was able to sit on a sunny step with my tea, to write.
I have been reading a book about conscious living. One of the exercises in the book is a "life review" where you review your life in 7 year segments and write about memories and influences and special events and feelings. Today, I embarked on the first 7 years of my life. The exercise was very interesting and enlightening.
The animals joined me (not in writing but in being present) and I believe they were very grateful for the change of scenery and more even ground without frost heaves. The geese were grateful that I filled a bowl with water so they didn't have to go all the way back to the barnyard for a drink. I happened to be sitting in the line of flight of some bluejays; back and forth. They are noisy flyers and certainly noticed when one is writing. I was grateful that they did not drop anything on me.
When we all returned to the barnyard, it was nice to see that some body/ies evenly distributed the straw that I threw out for the geese this morning. When it is COLD their feet get cold and they like straw to stand on. I forget how good the chickens and geese are at moving straw around. Pretty sure it was the chickens today; the geese do it differently.
Anyway, a Lovely Day!