The world has turned white overnight and it is a sunny but very cold day here in Nova Scotia.
I love winter, when it is really cold and the snow squeaks under my boots when I go for a walk.
While wandering around in the new snowy landscape this morning bundled up to my nose I realized once more how much nature has already prepared for a new growing season.
I found many buds on our Rhododendrons and trees hidden under the snow and ice seemingly oblivious to the cold temperatures of up to -30 degrees Celsius (around -22 Fahrenheit).
Nature reflects back to us what could be waiting inside our soul. We might experience a winter inside when we feel cold and disconnected to the world because a loss is overshadowing everything else.
But like in nature there might already be some buds waiting for the season to change, for the soul to heal, for the support to arrive. Those buds of warmth, memories without pain, love, and moments of new adventures might just be waiting for you to be discovered.
I hope you will find time today and in the coming weeks to keep an eye out for those buds of growths and healing inside and out.
Take good care,
Jacqueline Steudler is an Art Therapist and Grief Recovery Specialist®.