Yesterday I went out for my usual morning walk. Shortly into it I saw a white feather laying on the road, right in front of me.
While I didn't give it a whole lot of thought, I remember noticing it.
I have heard it said that feathers are a message from the angels, or our guides, letting us know they are with us.
Shrugging my shoulders, I said a thank you to "whoever" left it for me to see, just in case it wasn't a coincidence.
I didn't really give it another thought. I had too much to "think" about. You see I was just notified that I was being laid off from my job. While this news didn't come as a big surprise, it brought up a whole host of worries I needed to spend my time fretting over.
That is until today.
I sometimes listen to podcasts while walking. Prior to heading out this morning I was looking for something new and randomly selected one from 2009, basically because it was an hour and 22 minutes long and would nicely cover the time I planned to walk. Today I didn't want to listen to my own thoughts and needed the distraction.
The host invited a guest who was discussing various things around spirituality. About half way through he started talking about seeing feathers. Cool, I thought! How timely! He said they are left by angels to let us know they are with us, guiding us, telling us everything will be okay.
It reminded me of the one I had just seen yesterday. I walked the same route today and realized it wasn't there when I passed that spot this morning. No biggie, it was on a road after all. Could it really be a sign for me or was it just coincidence?
I said to myself (in my head, I don't normally talk to myself out loud in public...at least not yet), if this is real, let me see another feather today.
About a mile later, right there on the road in front of me sat a beautiful white feather. I couldn't miss it. With a big smile plastered my face and I gave another thank you for the validation and for extreme gratitude for the reminder to slow down and pay attention. To get out of my head and into my life.
Was it coincidence that I saw the first feather and thought about its potential meaning, only to randomly select a podcast the very next day wherein the topic of finding feathers comes up, then to ask to see another feather and there it is? Not to me.
Signs are everywhere, all we have to do is stop "thinking", open ourselves up to the possibility and see what kind of magic starts to happen.
And when it does, I want to hear about it!