With each of our monthly newsletters, our goal is to truly engage with each of our families- to share the latest ALS news, ways to connect with each other and our team, and opportunities to learn more about living with ALS. Along the way, I’ll be sharing encouraging words for our ALS Texas community. Starting in April, we’ve decided to share these notes with everyone on our blog, because let’s be real. We all could use a little extra encouragement and perspective on the journey and in a life lived PurposeFULLy!
I have shared before that Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year. It’s a beautiful season of new beginnings, growth and change. I love hearing the birds sing in the morning and watching them build and prepare their nests. I even hang flowering baskets on the patio and bird houses in the trees to make things easier- and to entice them in to making our backyard home.
This made me think of the phrase “bird’s nest on the ground”. It refers to something being very easy and not at all a challenge-offering at least some advantage with little effort or risk. Do you ever seek the bird’s nest on the ground-especially when it comes to FEAR and uncertainty? While the temporary fix may seem easier in the moment, it often creeps back up again until we put on our shield and truly face FEAR, rise above it and through it, and begin the much brighter journey of courage and peace. We can’t do that alone, and our monthly newsletter shares just some of the ways that you connect with others and face your fears within our ALS Texas community, and with a whole lot of encouragement and support along the way.
Tonya Hitschmann, Director of Community Programs