Things I Would Post On Twitter….

☆ May 17, 2018

….. if I could stand opening Twitter anymore:

• I was traversing a new pasture on foot and found myself face to face with a baby fox. We stood perfectly still and silent and stared at each other for… five minutes? I have a poor concept of time as it is, which goes completely out the window when in the presence of baby foxes. Eventually, I glanced to the right to see if the mother was near and when I looked back a millisecond later, the baby fox had vanished.

• Two antelope does watched the sunrise with Charlie yesterday morning. Antelope have never been so close to the house!

• Sometimes, when I’m caring for a calf, which, sometimes, is not pretty or graceful or easy, the calf will be like, “You’re scaring me you’re hurting me PLEASE STOP!!!!” and I’m like, “Baby, I’m trying to SAVE YOUR LIFE!” Sometimes, my own life feels so painful and terrifying and I’ve just started wondering if hmmmmm, what if the powers that be, powers bigger and stronger than myself, are trying to help me out, it’s just that from where I’m at, it feels like an attack. Part of me writes this off as wishful thinking. But when I let myself believe it, it feels so good to be taken care of… even if it hurts.



15 Responses to “Things I Would Post On Twitter….”

  1. Joanne
    May 17th, 2018 @ 4:43 pm

    Wow! I sure needed that last comment! I keep reminding myself that the universe unfolds as it should.

    Thanks for this post, Shreve.

  2. Karyn
    May 17th, 2018 @ 5:12 pm

    That last one… relevant to me right now. Thank you. And I try to change the story to be that many times, if for no other reason that it makes life in the moment less painful.

  3. Kristan
    May 17th, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

    Add me to the list of people who think that third “tweet” is amazing. It’s just… so simple and yet so profound. Great food for thought. Thank you.

  4. Janey
    May 18th, 2018 @ 5:24 am

    That’s far greater wisdom than Twitter could handle. You are an amazing teacher, Shreve. Blessings.

  5. Leslie
    May 18th, 2018 @ 6:13 am

    Hi again, dear Shreve. So adore your perspective. I struggle to reframe pain, but I never thought before of the metaphor of how I help my animals in the face of their fear, and they generally find trust that it will work out–or, at least, that struggling against pain wastes precious energy we need to rest and heal. Thanks for the image of a nurturing world. Xoxo!

  6. Kevin
    May 18th, 2018 @ 6:20 am

    I understand tweet #3 perfectly. My faith in God’s guiding hand is what has kept a bullet out of my brain through three savage bouts of depression.

    As for the other two, I’ll admit that I envy your connection with the critters around you. At least half of the pictures you take of Charlie make me want to reach through the screen and boop his nose or scratch behind his ears, and that moment with the fox kit is darling.

  7. Jeff
    May 18th, 2018 @ 6:39 am

    If only I could open my twitter feed and read such gems! And yes, #3 is amazing.

  8. Theresa Szpila
    May 18th, 2018 @ 2:44 pm

    Thank you, Shreve, for the perspective and the wisdom.

    Bless you!

  9. Susan
    May 18th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    Again, WOW, like the others. On a difficult day I found your words and it caused me to pause and reflect. Perfect timing. Thanks for sharing. You made a difference today.

  10. Betsy Macier
    May 19th, 2018 @ 7:48 am

    Thanks for putting those thoughts into words, it remind me of the saying ” everthing happens for a reason”. I love this old saying!

  11. Starr
    May 20th, 2018 @ 9:43 am

    Stick to instagram, so much easier on the eyes and heart than twitter. You however here the best right here..

  12. BB/VA
    May 20th, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

    Thank you, Shreve, for your perspective, especially #3. There is a quote I stole from J. Michael Stracynzki that sums it up better than I can: “The Universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places, but they are right. Wherever we are, it’s the right place and the right time. Pain that sometimes comes is part of the process of constantly being born.” I do believe this, but sometimes it’s hard.

  13. Anna
    May 21st, 2018 @ 3:51 pm


    And that last comment, like an arrow to my heart and a salve all at the same time…

  14. Sybil
    May 22nd, 2018 @ 12:15 pm

    Boy, did I need that last comment. Bless you darling.

  15. Barbara Sanchez
    May 31st, 2018 @ 11:12 am

    What a beautiful reminder to describe being helped by our heavenly father! Thank you, Shreve!

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