First Day of Winter

A very good sign…

A ladybug was not what I expected to see on the first day of winter… However, there she was. Perched among the fence boards, her glossy red body reflected a sparkle of light almost as if she was wearing a tiny string of holiday lights.

I believe she was meant to capture my attention. How did the ladybug know I would return inside to wonder about the significance of seeing her on the first day of winter?

Book reading and looking online revealed that ladybugs symbolize many positive and hopeful qualities:

  • Good fortune
  • Positive transformations
  • Patience
  • Renewal
  • Protection
  • Harbinger of comfort and calm during turbulent times

This little ladybug showed me a way to celebrate winter as the season that heralds in a New Year… and gives promise for better days ahead.

The year 2020 has been an extremely troubling and challenging 365 days… I truly hope the positive symbolism and meaning associated with a little ladybug on my fence provides renewed hope and brings you comfort and inspiration.

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