This picture was taken last weekend. My youngest son and I were sitting in a blue pop up ice house on a frozen lake in MN. It had “warmed up” so it was above zero. Our 4 ice holes had only produced one small fish. My husband and oldest son were outside fishing in the fresh air. I looked down and saw this. It’s an ice bubble but looks like a heart to me. Plain as day. A heart. I’ve never seen one like this before. My youngest son asked why I was taking a picture & I showed him. He had one by him also. While the winter wind blew outside, our small heater was keeping the chill off. And we both found hearts.
Do you ever look for signs? I bet if you do, you find them. Do you look for feathers or pennies or eagles? If you do, I bet you see/find a lot of them. We have to be open to it. Open to the magic, the miracles, the unexplainable. Similarly, if you look for good, you will find it. If you look for the bad, you will also find that. If you listen to the news all the time, the world may seem like a bad, scary place. If you spend more time looking outside, enjoying nature or visiting with someone, I bet you will think it’s not all that bad.
I’m not 100% sure what our heart messages were. I think for me it was a reminder to have a softer heart, more patience and forgiveness. To breathe, to slow down, to share the love. Cheesy? Maybe. But I’m going to choose to look for the good. Some days it’s hard to do. The other morning I was walking in to work thinking about how cold it was. I found myself being negative & stopped. I started listing off all of the things I can be grateful for.
- It’s way warmer than Saturday was
- I’m walking(we take this one for granted a lot)
- I got to drive my son to school and visit with him
- I like my job
- We’ve remained healthy
The list could have gone on but you get the idea. There is a constant dialogue in my head. One of my goals this year is to be more intentional with making sure it’s a positive one. I wish you peace on your journey of enough. I hope you choose to look for the good. I’m betting that you will find it.