This morning on our short drive home from our walk location, we noticed a beautiful snake on the roadway. Snakes get our attention here. My husband circled back so I could snap a few photos. Sadly, he noticed in his mirror that a passing car did not miss the snake as he drove by. We pulled over, and in my mind I did not believe that he was hurt. I took a few photos and tried to get him off the road (a harmless bull snake). Another guy pulled over, and a fellow walker also came over. They were kind and tried to take care of the little guy. The walker was able to confirm he was indeed seriously injured. The kind stranger carried him over to the grasses.
My heart hurt, and I shed a few tears when I looked at my photos. Such a sweet and beautiful creature. I prayed that God would keep him from suffering, and help me to focus on the beauty of today.
On our walk earlier, I was laughing at the painted rocks left by some creative neighbor. I smiled at, what I assumed, was remnants of Easter rock artwork left along the way.
I was excited to get a few cool photos of a beautiful lizard, lingering long enough for me to really see him. I noticed that old flowers are fading, and new flowers are blooming. We could hear and see the birds, and a nice breeze helped keep our morning cool.
The reality of life is that there are sad times, and there are joyful times. We can’t let the sad overtake the joys. I appreciate my care and concern for all animals, I’m crazy like that. But I will do my best to let the little guy go peaceful, and instead enjoy the break from work, time with my husband, and a relaxing afternoon at home.
At the end of our walk we noticed a sweet older couple on the walking path. He walked very slow, pulling his oxygen tank behind. She walked beside him, keeping his pace, and sharing life. What a sweet mind picture. Today, let’s share life. 💖