Friday, February 28, 2014

Think Spring~

Oh my stars ~this weather can't make up its mind. Last weekend our yard was covered in robins~ I mean hundreds of them. They were singing and it just did my heart good to see them. I watched eagerly as they pulled worm after worm from my backyard. Once in awhile I would watch as one little fat bird would work so hard to get that worm up just in time for his fellow flock friend to snatch it away.  It was a welcome sight and sound. 

I think they must have been just passing through because they have all flown for greener pastures and warmer air. We have 9 inches of snow predicted for this weekend…….sigh*****

I have the winter blues!!!! I am so ready for Spring. How about you? Every time the snow starts again I just want to cry bucket of tears.

Did you know that there is actually a disorder for Winter Blues?

According to Jeffrey Rossman, Ph.D.~

At northern latitudes, many people experience a lower mood, irritability, decreased energy, and changes in appetite, starting around now and lasting until spring. About 10 percent of people in northern states experience full-blown Seasonal Affective Disorder  (SAD), with depressed mood, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, carbohydrate-craving, and weight gain or loss. Another 30 percent experience sub-syndromal SAD, a low-grade version of seasonal depression.

What does Dr Rossman suggest? ~ He says we need Light Therapy. Getting exposed to the light can produce a boost in your mood. 

Unlike last weekend my little birds in my yard today seem in a frenzy. They know when bad weather is coming and they begin to make preparations. It seems like they go on a scavenger hunt for all the food they can hold.

Sometime we are like my little birds~ anxious, frazzled and frightened by what we see. I have some great news.  Our Heavenly Father is at hand and He sees all. He even knows when a bird falls from it's nest. He knows when we are struggling ~even with Winter blues.

Matthew 10:29 (KJV)

29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

He knows everything that is going on in your world.

Proverbs 15:3 (KJV)
3The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

He even knows how many hairs are on our head~

Matthew 10:30 (KJV)

30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Here is our light therapy~ God keeps a tally on all that is going on in our lives. He even cares about the misfortune of the birds.

We can trust God~ He sees and He cares about all the things that ruffle our feathers. When we ask Him for help not only does He help us~ but He responds according to His perfect knowledge of us and our circumstances.

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

We can be blessed in our spirit on this cold Winter day knowing these amazing truths. God is good all the time! 

But all the same ~ THINK SPRING. It is right around the corner. 

Me and my little shadow (Brooklyn my niece) and I have a fun day planned. 
I am off to PARTY!



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