Quote of the Week #60

I recently attended the most amazing concert of my life, wearing blue jeans and a fleece, rather than the traditional cocktail dress and heels.

Do you know what a sandhill crane is? Did you know that 80% of the WORLD’S POPULATION of sandhill cranes migrates through Nebraska two times each year? That amounts to half a MILLION sandhill cranes!! Talk about a spectacular event!

Recently I traveled from my home in western NC to the Platte River in central Nebraska to witness this amazing spectacle. Having been on my “bucket list” for years, it far exceeded my expectations. I am constantly being amazed by the free concerts that Mother Nature puts on regularly–be it the frog chorus in the spring, the birds singing every morning, prairie chickens on their “dance floor,”or half a million sandhill cranes. Have you been to a good one lately?

Check out this video of the cranes coming in to roost in the shallow Platte River–towards the end they fall from the sky like leaves, singing all the while. Make sure your volume is up! Talk about a show! Wow, this is a sight to see!

These sounds, these birds, this place… made my soul dance. Here then, is the perfect quote for this week:


I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.

What makes your soul dance? Have you had any of these experiences lately? (Click HERE to read another post about this)

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