My heart smiles a lot these days.
It is the sunshine.
A couple months ago my world was all indoors, but the weather has changed.
And a garden was planted.
And we have a dog, two cats, and eighteen chickens.
And I'm running again.
I am outdoors several times every day and I am so thankful.
Winter is over.
I will admit it. My little life got stuck in a rut. Attitudes and poor habits became so routine I could not even see them anymore. And the things I saw and knew needed change or improvement I could not muster the energy to do anything about.
Then the world changed and it was no longer comfortable to stay where I was.
I had to change too.
How precious that we are given a zap as the seasons change to take steps forward on goals we had nearly buried in the trying months before.
With the sunshine I reaffirm my healthy lifestyle of both eating and exercising.
I have new energy to organize closets and corners.
I approach budgets and billing with hope and faith.
I want to see my girls learn and come along side them in their wonderful world of play.
I want to take walks with my husband and talk about nothing and everything.
With the sun shining so brightly on my world there is little space for darkness and dread.
It is powerful.
Take advantage of this yummy sunshine today.
Write down a worry or goal that you feel is looming over you.
Throw on some sun protection--it is really is powerful, that sunshine :)
And get outdoors while you meditate and pray on it.
Do some singing and some walking and some weeding (literally and figuratively).
Allow God's sun to shed light on your world and invigorate your heart and soul.
You will see answers you never considered. You will have hope that you thought impossible.
Happy days of sunshine to you all.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years
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