AMEN! HALLELUAH! This is why everyday matters – each day is full of blessings, challenges, surprises, beauty. Today I am celebrating two days of sunshine and 60 plus degree weather. Tuesday, I met a friend for lunch dressed in a short-sleeved top, leggings and ballet flats. Yesterday I worked outside trimming trees that are leafless and very dormant from the freeze of last week. I wore a t-shirt and jeans. NO tights, gloves, sweater, hat or coat.
I don’t know where you live but in North Caroline we have weather. A natural occurrence unless you live in California where I lived most of my life. Here, we have rain all through the year, thunderstorms, heat and humidity, snow, sleet and black ice. I love it all! I have to check the weather report before scheduling a hike. I own actual “winter clothes”, like a full-length wool coat and flannel-lined jeans. I never knew those even existed.
I could go on about keeping a jacket and umbrella in the car and gloves always in coat pockets. The point is not how much work it is to have various weather conditions. The point is that I enjoy the changes. The Fall is even more beautiful than any picture I have ever seen. The snow falls once or twice a year, stays for a few days and hopefully returns next year. The rain and humidity create green in innumerable shades and forests everywhere. Beauty is worth inconvenience.
When I am not sure what will happen. When I am unable to predict events. When I am not in control. I have to be alert, aware and paying attention. That’s how I notice the good. I look for it. So can you. I am grateful for new blessings everyday and the awareness of their presence. I am glad God is in charge. His creativity is amaxing.