A butterfly flew past me while I was on route running an errand. 🦋 It’s quite unusual to see a butterfly around here, especially one in mid-January. At first I thought it a figment of my imagination and then realized it was real. The butterfly hovered a second in front of me before it fluttered off to its destination before I could give a second glance.
On the way back from the errand, the diamond in my ring light refracted the and little rainbows danced about. Also, an usual sight, as I had not purposely held my hand up to make it sparkle. These two events were both happened within an hour of each other. My inquiring mind wondered WHY, as things are never random. What was the meaning in these two occurrences?
Maybe it was a heavenly kiss from above. Hashem sent me something else to focus my attention on besides lockdown-kids home- a hospitalized relative (not Covid)- distressing policy updates to my communication sources – rising numbers of infected persons- political upheaval – nobody knows what the heck is going on- brain feeling like a computer with too many tabs open.
Maybe G-d was telling me to change my focus. Look for the little things. Control what I can and let the rest go, as it’s not good for my physical, spiritual, or mental health. Just like my abdominal muscles that could use some strengthening, so can my positive thoughts. Both take time and practice to start doing habitually.
I’m strong and beautiful like the diamond, yet delicate and rare like the butterfly. Look for the good, as it’s there just as much as the seemingly bad. It’s all a matter of mindset.