Unspeakable tragedies have been occurring all over the United States. My heart is heavy and my mind is distracted from everyday things. To say that life has been easy would be an understatement-Boston, Texas, a dear family friend whose husband’s parents were taken in a freak accident last week and a family member that clings to life in the hospital. These days are trying. I find that somehow when visiting the chickens these things, if only for a moment, melt away from my mind. My flock and friends’ flocks have changed, faced predators, and suffered sad and painful losses sometimes with mass casualties These birds continue to teach me more about life each day and for that I am grateful.
Each Day is a New Day. No matter what happened yesterday, the sun will always rise, life will always be filled with new opportunities and new adventures.
Seize the Day. Always make each day a good one. Seek the silver linings even in the gloomiest of days.
Let you heart find closure. Saying forever goodbyes or dealing with tragedy is one of the most difficult things that we face as human beings. Find a place in your heart to keep the happy memories.
Camaraderie. Being alone during these difficult times is not the answer. Seek comfort with family and friends and begin to make new memories to replace the hurt.
Persevere. Continue on never forgetting yet don’t fill your days with dwelling on the past.
Be Brave. Face your fears head on. Stand tall and protect those smaller than you.
Believe in the good of those around you. (Unless of course, you live with my friend Lauren’s chicken, Lil’ White.)
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest