thank you mourning doves:

For the past three mornings I have been calmly soothed and awakened by the cooing sounds of two Mourning Doves sitting just outside my bedroom. Although I typically see them in the Spring, I have never seen them in February. When I looked up the symbolism, here's what I found:
 "The Mourning Dove - reminds us how important peace is. The peace symbolized by Dove is that of the deepest kind. It quiets our worried and troubled thoughts, and allows us to find renewal in the silence of mind. In such moments of stillness we are able to appreciate simple blessings. It reminds us that no matter what is happening in our lives, there are always new possibilities open to us..."
(I am awed by the timing of these beautiful messengers ~)