And so our first snow is upon us; howbeit only a couple of inches. My heart is warmed and a childlike excitement fills my whole being as the beautiful white gifts from above blanket Earth Mother with beauty. I am reminded of the story, "Unblemished Snow" in Head to Heart Talks. It is a reminder of the purity and innocence that surrounds us IF we allow that childlike remembering to emerge. How I love the reminder of purity, and the feel on my skin when the white fluffy flakes moistened my face as I looked up. I would open my mouth and allow the flakes to enter my being as a sense of ageless wonder filled every cell with a memory of amazement. It continues every year at the first snow!
It is also Veteran's Day. Yet another reminder of the courage, dedication and discipline it takes to offer oneself for the good of the whole, despite the consequences. It is a time to remember that within all of us is a place of childlike innocence that keeps us moving forward despite the obstacles and experiences we encounter on this Earth walk. Here's to re-membering that sweetness of hope, adrenaline rush that nudges us forward and the sheer willingness to move toward a new endeavor, just for the sake of the adventure. Here's to embracing the unknown in order to create our next heartfelt memory that brings a smile to our face just remembering it!
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!