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A catbird tries to fly
against the wind only
to be blown backward.
I know that feeling –
setting out with certainty
and arriving somewhere
entirely different. When
I respond with acceptance
to my unexpected
destination, the sun
clangs its cymbals of
light in silent celebration.

~ Danna Faulds

Stop trying to fly against the wind and fully embrace where you are in the highs of lows of life. Celebrate the unexpected… and the sunshine today!


29 comments on “Silent Celebration

  1. Just had a moment like this yesterday, and flowed with it, and it’s amazing how short the darkness is when you let it be. Thanks for this post today, and all days, Val.

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  2. Go-to Mindfulness

    A beautiful poem, I haven’t seen it before. I’ll have to look up some more of her poems. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. mmyselfni3

    Yes, celebrate the unexpected ❤️🙂

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  5. A great message is wrapped in this poem. Thank you Val. Life is a dance with the wind. Have a beautiful day.

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  6. Love this reminder! 🙂


  7. Let the future unfold . . .


  8. Robert the Bruce comes to mind


  9. Such a beautifully evocative reminder, Val…thank you. May the wind be at your back today….


  10. thank you! This so speaks to me today.


  11. Yes! Beautiful and powerful!

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  12. I’m going through some “stuff” right now that gives me the perfect opportunity to put these words into action. Thank you, Val. I think I needed this right now. 🙂

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  13. Beautiful! But sometimes it is truly difficult to appreciate the unexpected…

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  14. Ah! Yes! I was on my paddle board the other day, Val, and the wind was so strong when I paddled around an island and it hit me full force in the face! If I stopped paddling for even a second I found myself moving backwards. It fostered a little fear which made everything tighten up…and paddling was exhausting. And then I heard myself saying, “relax into it.” So I did…and I found a rhythm and immediately everything changed. Life is kind of like that sometimes…what we fight we make stronger. There are so many lessons!!!
    Have a great week, Val!

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