Happy Spring Everyone!
The days are getting longer and the nights are warmer. Yeah! Even here in Florida I love watching the trees come alive again, turning green and filling out. Although we have flowers year round, which is one of the things that brought me from Michigan to Florida, new colors and exotic ones push through the earth and smile at us. I never get tired of watching nature. My back yard with the Sacred Spiral, the five-foot waterfall, and the many flowers and plants, all bring me such joy.
Speaking of joy…have you had your joy vitamin today? Lifting your mind and heart out of anxiety, stress and frustration is only done by welcoming in the Angel of Joy. It can’t happen unless and until you are ready to stop trying so hard to “fix” things yourself and wait for divine inspiration to give the “Go Ahead” signal. For example, after investing in a new roof for my home, the ceiling in the kitchen caved in! What a mess! I quickly informed the roofers, who stopped stamping on the roof to come in and take a look. It was around the skylight, which was rotten from a leak that started the whole process of getting a new roof.
The young man took pictures and said he would send out his boss to take a look. The owner’s son arrived two days later, checked out all the leak spots and gave suggestions on how to have a handyman fix it. He said by no means allow anyone to talk me into a new ceiling. I agreed with him. Then he offered a small cash boost from his company to help defray my cost. He didn’t have to do that. It was clearly my responsibility due to the decay of a roof leak over time around a skylight. But I joyously accepted the gift from “All Florida Weatherproofing and Construction, Inc.” I told the owner, Rick Fulford if he did a good job I would give his company’s card to others. I am very pleased with his work and his men who worked over eleven hours to complete it in one day.–another gift of Joy!
I know. We cannot possibly be joyful all of the time. But maybe we need to check the percentage. If it is under 80%, we need to do some soul searching to see how we recreate our world…for we are, indeed, totally responsible for how we choose to react to the world within which we live. We can either bitch and complain and stress, or we can see beauty everywhere and give joyous thanks. When we do confront a leak in our world’s roof, we can call upon the angels to help us with ideas to patch the leak or get a new roof-attitude.
Happy, happy, happy Spring!