Hello Friends of Bluebird Fairies,
First and foremost, thank you to all who have filled out surveys for Bluebird Fairies. It's been inspiring to read your words describing how the work we're creating fits into your lives in meaningful ways.
I drew the Fairy of this blog posting on April 18th.
She with her radiant hair, big wings and exclamations of “Oh”, “Ah” and “Yes!” was and is perfect.
April 18th was a marvelous spring Saturday here in Vermont. It was the day that Brian and I had secured for doing work around the yard and swamp. I've lived here for 2 years and have enjoyed all the work this unique house and interesting land in which it resides provides. How fun it was on that day to open up and share this satisfying work.
Every night Brian and I each thank the day for 3 things it has given us. This is a wonderful activity. I and I suspect many of you share this with me, have many, many, many wishes for each day so it’s easy to feel at the end of one like I’ve not succeeded to address even a portion of them. Taking a moment to sum up all that a day was is a graceful practice of accepting what is.
Today I have 3 things to thank the universe for:
1. I’m reading Alice Walker's The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way. She is a model of being beautifully aware of herself and she has a great love for our world which she shares with this same keen awareness. Thank you, Alice.
2. My neighbor, Jean, cut branches of Forsythia for my friend Libby and me. So there’s a neat bramble of branches here in the house in a huge ceramic crock. On Saturday it bloomed and now fills the house with fresh yellow.
3. I am thankful to live on a piece of land where I can hear, feel and see spring growing.
What are you thankful for today??? Please think it, feel it, and love it!
And now for a few announcements:
Bluebird Fairies is taking part in the Moonlight Mind, Body Spirit event that is being hosted by Michele Nappi's Moonlight Gift Shoppe; a wonderful store up in Milton, Vermont. Please stop in and see us at the event on May 2 at the Hilton.
Thank you again for all of the positive support for the work we’re creating.
Be well and we'll be in touch soon.
Emily and Bluebird Fairies