Saturday, February 1, 2014

What A Day!

Ahh February,
A favorite and strange little month
I remember when I was growing up It would snow in the mornings and be warm and sunny in the afternoons. Blue sunny skies and sweater weather abounded.
It was a paradigm     of contradictions
What is your favorite day in February? Valentines day? Groundhog day? Washington or Lincolns birthday? Did you know that someone has collected a day to celebrate for every day of the year?
Some I thought worth mentioning for February are:
3. Laugh and grow rich day
26 National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!
February is also the month the seed catalogs come out making you anxious to get out in the snow and garden.

In the bible we read,
“What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? …
As we come to understand that Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd, our desire increases to follow His example and serve those in need. Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. … And I lay down my life for the sheep” John (10:14,15) Because of Christ’s Atonement, none of us will ever be so lost that we cannot find our way home (see Luke 15)).
President Thomas H Monson said, “Ours is the responsibility to care for the flock. … May we each step up to serve.” 

February’s special days give us a chance to think about people in our lives and give them a friendly cheer

Hurry! Hurry!

I always liked February.
Fury little creatures
Poking out of the ground
Looking for sun;
The quiet stillness in the air;
The sun shining
In spite of the cold;
Plants buried in the snow
All straining,

1 comment:

lap said...

good thoughts. nice poem. Happy February