I was having a terrific time at this hoe down until I saw the spider. Not just any tiny spider either...it was a big 'un!
You need to know I just get the "ebbee jeebeez" (new wordism from me) when I see a spider! They creep me out...as I kid I had awful dreams about them.
I kept my eye on that thing as it was not far overhead from me; I had thoughts of the dumb thing slinging itself my way, and lost myself in the idea of it crawling into my hair.
Earlier in the day I had this song running through my head, "Don't think about all those things you fear, just be glad to be here." (It's kind of a quirky song, you can find it here on YouTube.) Don't ask me why it was in my head...I am a goof ball!
I watched as he (or she as the case may be) scurried away to the side of the barn area. I took a step back and decided to listen to the song running through my head, and take its advice to not think about the things I fear and to just be glad to be here.
I walked around to the side of the barn area and WOW... just wow. There was the most beautiful web dripping with dew. Amazing. Just amazing! I did not see the spider anymore just the beauty of the web it had created.
How many times in life do we go through situations that cause us to meditate and think about all the things we fear? Is there a way to channel that into something that makes you just be glad to be here?
Stress from focusing on fearful things is so hard on our bodies. Grab a relaxing glass of lavender tea, or a small glass of warm-earthy coffee, and breathe. Take time to focus on the things that make you glad to be here, and work on those things in your life.
Push forward and look for the beauty around you.