“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
(a great pictures of happy turkeys caught on my husband’s trail cam / 2020)
Ok…if you’re feeling like I’m feeling, you’ll agree that life has gotten
really really heavy.
A crushing weight rests on our shoulders.
A roller-coaster stock market.
Football is a mess…
Every political voice currently hitting the airwaves is rising in a crescendo of volume
as they speak of all sorts of apocalyptic happenings come November.
The gal who cuts my hair was making me a new appointment and it so happened to fall
on November 4th…
I asked her…”do you think we will all still be in one piece on November 4th?”
She responded, “probably not, but I’ll pencil you in, just in case.”
And so when I saw the picture of those turkeys on that trail cam, I laughed out loud.
Turkeys so excited that it’s almost November and it won’t be Turkey season in
Georgia until March…no Thanksgiving table for these birds…
Enjoy it while you can they seem to be saying.
So yes, let’s enjoy life…while we can.
Always be impartial and just in your deeds.
Put yourself into your neighbor’s place, and him in yours,
and then you will judge fairly . . .
Frequently, therefore, examine your heart, whether it is so disposed towards your neighbor,
as you would have his disposed towards you, were you to change places;
for this is the true test.”
St. Francis de Sales, p. 226
An Excerpt From
Introduction to the Devout Life