urage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
Plopping the meshed bag down on the grocery store counter, I heard the clerk tell the woman, “thanks for contributing to the food bank for the homeless.” The woman sighed, she said,” well, when I was younger, we lived in CA, in the time when Northern ca had a 75% unemployment rate due to the railroad strike. We picked up cans for recycling, we gathered live salmon from where they stuck in the rocks, we went to lots and lots of government cheese, foodbanks that 2 years. I’m just giving back. “ My thoughts ran to how scared we become, we try, we try, still our dreams, our goals, yes even our basic needs are not met. Imagine being alone, worried about the next meal, or with small children, the car broken down, the mother walking with the $3 in her pocket to buy boxed mac and cheese, canned green beans, and a bag of pinto beans. Thankful she can get those, she still doesn’t give up. We start to wonder where the Great Higher Power is, that we are left so desolate, so afraid. Yet , I look at this woman. Obviously, she is not in that place now. Oh, I’m sure she still has problems, worries, concerns, that she doesn’t show. Yet, there is a glow, a peace, that no matter what the issues are right now, she knows that if she keeps putting one foot in front of the other, still moving forward, learning from behind her, still speaking with her spiritual being, still trying, never giving up, the ebb and flow of life will turn once more. We allow fear, to take over. Our minds going around around with the problems so that we don’t stop long enough to hear the solutions from the great one, the wise ones, from our own inner voices. We don’t always have to roar. We just have to listen.
Animal totems: Orangutan – Bro Orangutan is very clever. He not only shows a fun playful outlook, but he can show much emotions along the rough way. Nurturing, gentle, read the signs of what is happening right now, listening then teaching us to use the problems to move forward. Fired, we will find a better job. Alone, we will meet that Mr or Ms right. Bro Orangutan tells us to remain smart, keep going.
I am here until 12 noon today. Then again this evening. May the fairies dance around each of us today.Love ya, Me, Cherokee,Cidro, Frankiecapone, Sugar Fortune Cookie, T and the Sweet Spirit of bob and Bets.
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sending you all love today. here’s an idea for your Valentine love: “Always Remember me” – Coral and onyx necklace set. $only $40 + $6.00 shipping. Sister elephant never forgets. She is the totem of ancient wisdom, mothering, power, strength of never giving up!