OutReach

             If you celebrate this Spring Holy Day, I hope yours was festive and beautiful.  My mother and I have postponed our family event for a full week.  Big long story, no one died, it’s fine.  She and I just have a poor relationship with time (as everyone already knows).  I’ll keep you updated.

             As far as spiritual messages go, the images that I was shown this morning were brief.  And clear.  Also, they seemed urgent, and important.

Lend a helping hand.

             It seems that our support is needed.  Someplace.  And from what I hear, each and every one of us, individually, will know precisely where and when, at the right time.

            So, we should be ready.  And, as our daily draw reminds us, we are never to be of assistance out of obligation or guilt.  We help only out of a true and honest caring.   (If we actually couldn’t care less about the situation, well then, don’t bother with it.)

oracle and self-care cards, messages of love

“Love  ~

Choose love.

Let your love become a powerful force for change.”

             And don’t forget what these cards are called.  Because when it comes to helping, and being a helper, we always need to start with ourselves, then work out from there.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Sharing:

is this dose of cuteness in nature.  (Both shots are clickable, be sure to zoom in for optimal gazing pleasure.)

Fresh geese babies!

Fresh geese babies!

             We rode along one of our local river’s tributaries this afternoon.  And were gifted with so much adorableness we almost couldn’t stand it.

And duck babies, too!

And duck babies, too!

             There were several (5?) more ducklings in this group, but Dan was too close to Mama, so I made him get back on his bike.  My favorite part of spotting them all was the tiny wee noises they make.

              (Caiman, croc, and gator hatchlings make a similar sound, which is similarly beyond adorable.)

8 thoughts on “OutReach

  1. Love the nature pix. We had a bbq. It was nice weather outside so we also had a fire in the firepit. Relaxing fun day.

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    Oh, I’m SO glad you guys had a good time!
    J

    9:15 p.m.
    4-21-14

  2. Choose love is a good rule for living. I’m trying to keep it in the front of my brain to help with direction.

    Spring babies!! We drove by the buffalo farm yesterday and saw a calf! A new, wee, wobbly calf. So freaking adorable! If I ever have one close enough to the fence that I could get a picture without it looking like a vague brownish blob in the distance, I’m doing it.

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    My lambs were all born in the Spring, so I’m overly-partial to babies at this time of year.
    J

    9:16 p.m.
    4-21-14

    • I spotted a buffalo on my backroad wanderings and a huge sign on the fence. IF YOU CANNOT RUN THE 100 YARD DASH IN UNDER 10 SECONDS, DO NOT ENTER THIS FIELD. 😀

        • I do! I was lucky enough to go to Yellowstone when I was in high school. When I queried the locals about this buffalo, they said the sign was put up because it had become a dare thing for the local teenage boys. They put up electric wire and it still didn’t stop them. So they put up the sign. They said on the plus side, apparently the buffalo got used to stupid teenage boys and became less reactive. Not safe, mind you. But they had to get much, much closer to get him to chase. Fortunately, they weren’t totally Darwin stupid and nobody died.

          Knowing what I know of cattle, I think the buffalo just figured out how much room he needed to catch them and thus didn’t bother unless he knew the odds were in his favor!

  3. We did Easter on Saturday this year ’cause Saver was free to make a hit and run home for one day. It was wonderful!

    Awwww, ducklings! Now I have an urge to go to the State Park! (Hey, that’s self-care, right 🙂 )

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    Yes, it totally is!
    J

    9:17 p.m.
    4-21-14

  4. Baby critters! Love!

    I helped yesterday by pulling weeds in the yard of the friends who let me stay with them on weekends. I wanted to pull weeds with them. It was good exercise (I’m in great pain today) and it helped and it was nice together time. I’ll be helping my housemates garden-wise this week.

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    The more you move and the more you are outside,
    the more you CAN move and BE outside!
    J

    9:18 p.m.
    4-21-14

  5. adorable pics! I do love me some baby animals and so does SP, whose favorite book just now is Over In the Meadow (over in the meadow in the sand and the sun/lives old mother turtle and her little turtle one…)

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    I love this!!!
    (J.D. had a favorite baby animal book, too. We turned it in to a song, most of which I can still remember, almost 30 years later.)
    J

    9:19 p.m.
    4-21-14

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