It's January in Connecticut and the snow on the ground has turned to a skating rink with the rain that fell yesterday. The early morning air is crisp in my nose as I sprint outside in my stocking feet to gather another armload of wood for the stove. Glad to be inside in the warmth, I watch out the window as my lawn is abundant with blue Jays, Chickadees, Starlings, Snow Birds, Doves and Cardinals who are thankful, I am sure that the feeders are full and the ground had been broadcast with seed for them. I love to watch how they interact with personalities true to their breed and It warms my heart to know that I have provided them with sustenance this cold winter. Unknowingly they have provided me with a quiet contentment. I could watch for hours, and the thought crosses my mind, what a wonderful meditation that would be. I think I'll try it.