February has always seemed like the month of enough, in a way that limits, and yet tops up our sense of fulfilment.
First there’s the weather.
February is a turning point in our cold season.a month of mercurial weather, lighter days more snow that doesn’t stay, ground fog, and high levels of sunshine.
Enough of the snow, the winter, the dark days, sugar and red roses, enough of waiting for signs
It’s a month when enough is more than adequate, fulfilling, comforting, reassuring…it’s enough to hear the first song of the blackbird as he clings sideways to the brown bullrushes left standing after the snowstorm.
To hear the flustered cry of the pheasant disturbed by our presence as it echos over the snow covered fields. To watch the wild ducks in the dugout flirt and scatter when the wheels of my bike crunch the gravel coating the road.
It’s enough…because it signifies an ending to a season and the beginning of a new one.
Enough is there to let us know that we have achieved, taken on, put up with, and are looking forward to ending.
Enough; is about what we have at this moment
It’s about being more than adequate…it’s about living and celebrating within the boundaries of what you have and not longing for more.
It’s about gratitude and gratefulness that you don’t have more of what you don’t want…think the not so nice things in life.
It’s about being happy that what you have is surrounding you with joy; life, family, love, a respect for the things you can do for yourself every day and that you are here, and that is simply enough.
It’s more than enough
Enough is being glad that we can bring in flowers to lighten the heavy fall of winter’s snow, enough is being so immersed in the delight of taking photos tweaking touching moving creating joy out of a simple pot of crocus bulbs…of looking up and noticing that the light receded into the afternoon of the day, and all is darkening…and that you didn’t even notice it leaving because you were so happy being creative.
Enough is the pea soup bubbling on the stove thickened to readiness while the entire house waits with anticipation to see the delight on faces when it’s revealed.
That was enough. This is enough…we are enough.
Winter is enough…another snowfall from a morning disappeared into thin air, roads clear bike wheels rolling down snow sided lanes…eagles keening, breeze biting at ankles…
Deer tracks around the house…enough, so very beautifully enough.
Fog over mountains as ice crystals cake branches, a sugar spun magical world of hoar frosted delight like a baker gone wild, camera clicking until the battery is depleted, and creativity overflows the memory card.
Life can’t be any better than this moment….. because it’s enough.
Jen @ The Light Laughed
I wanted to share those things that meant something to me today, that made me stop, reflect, and feel good. If you have something that stirs your heart, and makes you feel grateful please make sure to mention it in your comments. We can all use a little more joy in our ordinary lives, so let’s multiply it by sharing it with each other.
I’ve got some good news about RURAL magazine
- You are probably aware that it has a website www.ruralmag.com. But did you know that RURAL now has a Facebook page? Click here to see it.
- And for all of us Instagram afectionados…oh Instagram we love you so…our visual treat box RURAL has it’s own IG account where we will be sharing pages from the magazine, and featuring our readers and contributors feeds.
- Use the hashtag #RURALMAG and tag us to share your rural shots.
- RURAL magazine is going to be published quarterly…it’s a wonderful and fun project but to do it justice we need more time to create each issue. Look for the next issue online in early April. Subscribe by visiting the website and signing up.
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