The birdies, their familiar shapes in the tree, really do bring comfort. They are perched in silhouette on the bare branches against the palest grey sky. A picture. A lovely, lovely picture to hold in my heart to represent the passing of another year, to represent those loved ones who have flown away but whose memories will forever sing in my heart.
The birds sang for a time and then three more came. A chorus, so soothing and needed, filling my whole being with love and joy. It was a gift from above, I just know it.
It was what I needed in another way too. I need to slow down, to stop more often and simply listen, simply breathe, simply be. This is my first New Year Resolution, what I sat down to write about. My second resolution which I had in mind when I took the photo below is to lose weight. I am ready to win this battle once and for all. I think the second resolution is connected to the first and this is why I am going to keep a weight loss journal. I have tried this before, the journal in the picture is actually one I started months ago and I pulled it out and will pick up where I left off. Wish me luck.
I wish you all the best in the coming year. I wish you the sweetest birdsong......Happy New Year.