Tuesday of the Third Week

This morning when I went out, the wind was blustery and cold and I hunched into my jacket, hoping another storm wasn’t brewing. All day the wind blew.

And then this afternoon, I took a nap. When I woke, I lay for a bit in bed and listened to the wind still blowing. Suddenly I heard the words, “March winds.” And I smiled.

Maybe you have to be from this part of the country to smile at “March winds,” but I did. They came on time. That’s what the March winds do in this part of the world. They blow.

And I remembered my mother saying, “The March winds do blow and we shall have snow/and what will poor robin do then, poor thing? He’ll hide in the barn/to keep himself warm/and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.”

What it all reminded me is that even in the midst of all the craziness in the world, the struggles, the frustrations, the turn again and do something again, the things that are never done-done….the March winds came on time.

Their job is to blow in spring, you see, and I could use a little spring right about now since we still have snow on the ground, and if you live in the northern states or the Atlantic Coast, you’re getting more snow today. We all could use a little spring in our step and lives.

Remember the challenge I gave you a couple days ago? The blessings jar challenge? Today my blessing note says, “The March winds came.”

What’s yours say today?

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2 thoughts on “Tuesday of the Third Week

  1. Sheila Brashear says:

    Janet – I have been doing my daily blessings, and it’s kind of funny how that works. The more you look for blessings, the more that you find. And that’s a blessing too.

    Happy Trails to you and Cliff.

    Original Message —– From: Community of the Incarnation KC To: sbrashear@linkcity.org Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:28 PM Subject: [New post] Tuesday of the Third Week

    Janet Sunderland posted: “This morning when I went out, the wind was blustery and cold and I hunched into my jacket, hoping another storm wasn’t brewing. All day the wind blew. And then this afternoon, I took a nap. When I woke, I lay for a bit in bed and listened to the wind s”

    1. Janet Sunderland says:

      What a wonderful thing to say. I’ve kept your words with me all day. And noticed that’s true for me, too. Yesterday, I had two blessings I wanted to add, so wrote on both sides of the paper. That was interesting. Thanks for pointing to the obvious for us all.

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