I sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon. The snow was so white, and it glistened as it lay next to the red and orange rock that made up a frightening drop off a cliff. The snow had stopped just hours before and the clouds, light from the release, looked like cotton in the sky, and they threw eerie shadows over this great wonder of the world. The wind was cold and it whipped thru the Canyon, as if to announce, “I can whip thru the open air and I can go wherever I want; over your Cliffs, thru your trees, down ravines.” It didn’t care if there were walls and cliffs a mile deep, it found it’s way to the bottom and back up again, sometimes with such force it knocked over weak signs and old tree trunks that had the life taken from them, except for the snakes and critters that might call them home.
What a place. I seem so small compared to this great Canyon, a beauty of mother earth that has been a place of wonder and astonishment for centuries. Being here, any worries or supposed hardships in my life, any doubts, any negativity or hurt seems to melt away. There is only Love, love of this place called Earth and its’ mysteries, love of the people I see here, love for myself; feelings of awe, blessings, and peace. How I wish everyone could experience it. To open your heart and feel love all around and feel so full. I tell you it is the best medicine on earth!
I am so happy and fortunate to have my friends, my work, my family….my life. We all have hardships, to varying degrees. But no matter where our paths have taken us, we always have the power and the choice to love. Never forget that. You don’t have to be in a wonderful, inspiring place to feel and experience the love, all you have to do is chose it. It’s there, believe me.
This Holiday season, remember to sprinkle each day with love. No matter where you are, no matter what time, what place, what people you are with, always remember to open your heart to Love. Be thankful for what you have and who you are. And know that you are loved too.
Peace and Love to you my friends, always…..
40’s Goddess Veronica Crystal Young
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