As soon as we open our patio door, slide the screen door open and look to the left, we see a mother dove sitting on her nest incubating two eggs. It’s a marvelous sight. She’s been there for about two weeks now. At first, there was just a nest. Then, an egg. Now, two eggs.
The whole scene is a pleasant reminder that nature has its own course and moves, accordingly. The dove is singularly-focused on bringing new life into the world. In the midst of this Covid-19 pandemic, I want to encourage you to focus on new life, too.
We’ve all moved into a new life for the time being. I want to encourage you to look for the opportunities out there to do new things or old things in new ways. Like the dove, there is new life depending on you to bring it into existence.
You know that I love learning new things. Right as the pandemic was beginning to take hold, I downloaded a new Android app called “Lose Belly Fat – Flat Stomach.” Also, Tamara and I decided to adopt a Keto diet (high fat, no sugar & carbs). You think I’m already skinny. But hey, there’s always room for improvement! Update: 4 inches and 4 lbs gone in 21 days.
What can you do within your control during this time? What’s new awaiting you to get started? I imagine with a little creativity, you, too, can bring forth something positive to the world.
Keep your head up and keep a smile on.
Warmly, Rev. Xolani “xk” Kacela, Ph.D., Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces | (he/him/his) | Mobile: 919-949-2002