Life Lesson

Stimulating Sunday – Life Lesson

This is where I blog about something silly yet stimulating and let you know what the life lesson is.   The life lesson can help you with your personal and/or professional lives.

February 2, 2014

I live in the country and I have 2 chickens.   A rooster and a hen, the rooster is an Ameracauna and the hen is a Barred Rock.  I haven’t really given them names.  I wanted to name the rooster Captain Ameracauna but my daughter said, “NO WAY”.  So I’ll call him Sylvester for now and I’ll call the hen, Brigitte.

Happy in the coop!
Happy in the coop!

Anyhow it’s been bitterly cold and the chickens have no electricity in their coop.  I felt bad for them and I tried moving them into the barn especially when it was below zero but they refused.  I prayed and hoped for them and they’ve been fine.  I saw them last night out the window and they were actually outside of the coop in the run to my astonishment just sitting on the 2 feet of snow just “chilling out”.  I imagined Brigitte telling Sylvester in a Zsa Zsa Gabor voice, “Dawling, we’ve been cooped up here for faar too long.  Let’s take a holiday!  We are free range for goodness sake.  Let’s stay on the snow and bask in the moonlight.  Isn’t that romantic?” and Sylvester says, “Yes, dear.”  Then I feared, either they will be eaten up by one of the creatures of the night or die of cold. Coop in snow

This morning they were still in their places on the snow.  I went out to give them their water and they were back in their coop looking very much rested.  Holiday was over.  So what’s the point of the story … We need to adapt.  We are not in control of everything in our lives especially the weather.

When the front door is frozen shut, the van is stuck in a snowdrift the size of an avalanche, and gasoline frozen in the snowblower we let the stress get to us.  We have to keep looking at the brighter things in life and hold onto them to keep us sane.

When you think you’re going to be left out in the cold with no help, think about who’s there with you.  Do you have the support that you need?  Family, friends, colleagues, etc.

Who’s with you to take a holiday in the snow to bask in the moonlight?

I’d like to hear from you.  I have 3 questions for you.

  • What do you do to relieve the stress in your life?
  • Do you ask for help when you need it?
  • What should I name my chickens? LOL

Take care and Blessings to you,

Lillian De Jesus

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