It started out as one of those days, you know the ones where you're stuck in limbo with half-hearted intentions and before you know it, the day has passed you by.
Then it was decided. Let's do it. Let's go to Loon Mountain, for the NH Highland Games & Festival despite how late it is.
The ride was bliss. Two wing-spread loons lined the Merrimack river. I had never seen loons in that position before! We arrived at 3:30pm.
I admit, I'm a little naive when it comes to things, and this festival was one of them.
Elbowing herds of people? Ugh.
Satellite parking? Ugh.
The festival closes at in an hour and a half and still costs $70? Ugh.
And the concert that we want to see is sold out? Ugh.
It was then that I had to turn off all the doubts in my head, and as they say, go with the flow. I had a cheese enchilada at a local Mexican restaurant to dispel the hangry. We watched throngs of folks disperse the event. And then had enough courage to go in.
It was then that...
Life found us great parking.
It gave us closing ceremonies with many, many bagpipes.
It shone one of the most beautiful sunsets, spent watching from a grassy hill.
It provided tickets to Albannach, one of our favorite Scottish bands.
It sent me a shooting star.
It moved us to dance our souls out under the big dipper.
Were I to have planned this, it would have been hassle-city. Look at life, it was the iron to my wrinkled seam. Thank you, life! I'm listening.
You and I aren't much different from one another. We each have a backstory, a personality, inclinations and life circumstances. (Ah! The drama of humanity! ;) Has there been a certain message in your own life lately? In what ways has life cleared the road for you and made something smooth sailing?
Trusting in life reminds me of the bible passage Matthew 6:28, "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin." I think of that passage often and while my mind likes to object, my heart takes comfort in knowing I am blessed and supported. I hope you feel that same comfort today, right now.
View the Loon of Many Blessings painting