Wednesday, July 6, 2016

May the Wind Be With You!

Today was one of those windy days.  As I looked out upon the wetland area, the wind was blowing the cattails in a very slow, steady motion.  As you watched the motion, you almost felt as if you were in the ocean and the waves were pushing you to shore.

My day was like that slow motion with a push from the wind.  As I am trying to get ready to head to Texas for the next 10 days, I felt like the wind was pushing me all day in moving me to prepare for the trip.

As I am trying to pack, I am also trying to get the house in order. As soon as I get back, I will have two friends that will be visiting me and they have never been to my home.  I want to make sure that everything is in order.

I have been working all day, washing clothes; changing sheets; finishing some work projects; cleaning out the fridge, etc.  It has been a steady flow, but consistent, just like the wind blowing through the cattails.

Our lives are like the wind.  As long as we have the sun, we will have wind.  Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure.  It is the wind that causes the windmill to spin.  Years ago the windmill was used to pump water or to mill grain.

As individuals we need the wind to keep us going, to give us the energy that we need to complete our tasks.

Robert Louis Stevenson knew how important the wind is.  He even wrote a poem titled, "The Wind".

So I am thankful that my day was a windy day because that is what kept me going and helped me to complete all my tasks and to pack my bags for my new adventure.

May the wind give you the energy that you need for your day!


  1. We certainly need wind for our energy as we pack to move. Just wish we were about 20 years younger.

  2. I've always loved the wind, especially running in it when I was a kid. Should do that again sometime.

  3. It was breezy here for a few days, but this evening as the temps rose, it is vacuum still.
    We want to visit you next year when the snow melts.