Hidden…..do you ever feel that way?
I know up here in Alaska, “Spring” is “hiding” from us as snow continues to cover most of the ground, even though our roads are bare and dry. The sun shines brightly, but the temperatures hide in the 20-30’s in the morning, with icy windshields and brisk breezes.
Today, we may be unable to see the final outcome of the plan that is ‘hidden’, but if we look close, we may just see come clues. For us, the frost heaves are starting to show. Where the snow was squishy grassy, muddy driveways, and the step you take on snow you think should be solid, will land you up to your thighs. You may wonder as I did: “how in the world will I take my next step, with one leg buried and the other leg knee bent and sinking in slushy muck!!
But we know that seasons do change. We see the evidence of it every year. It seems like spring or even summer may be concealed for a very long time, but we can rest assured it will arrive, all in due time. When the appointed time comes, we can reveal in getting into the greenhouse or rototilling the ground for the seeds waiting to be planted. Believe it or not, many Alaskan’s think because the temperatures are above freezing by noon, that coats are optional. That includes even me, the original, always cold Ice Queen with my chemo-induced neuropathies! :0)
So until Spring truly arrives, let’s not be downcast. Let’s celebrate the time to focus our eyes on the time at hand. This day. This time. For the lessons we learn during this waiting or hidden time will not be for naught. Take the time to truly be still and listen to the song in our heart, to hear the voice that will never lead us astray!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.