Monday, November 7, 2016

Sunshine and Cloudy Days

Oh what a day, oh what a day.
My baby brother ran away.
And now my tuba will not play.
I'm eight years old and turning grey. 
Oh what a day, oh what a day.
Shel Silverstein

We all have days like that. Days where just about everything seems to go wrong. Our thought is that it would have been so much better if we would have just stayed in bed. But facing life with all the bumps in the road is what keeps our journey moving forward. There is also the idea that we can look at the bright side, silver lining of even the toughest days. Hmmmm.

The thing that gets us through those dark, cloudy days is the hope for the sunshine and everything is going right times in our lives. Letting the warmth spill onto our faces as we stand in the light head held high. It can't be all sunshine and rainbows. Life has seasons, disappointments, wrong turns. But how we react to and move past the gloom gets us through. 

Last week was dark and disappointing for me. This weekend was filled with hope and light. Will everything work out as I hope? Perhaps. Or perhaps life will take a different path that is so much better than I imagined. There is also the real possibility that disappointment will come. Whatever the outcomes, heartbreaks, fears in life, it is best to remember that it is not all about us. It is not all dependent on us and our choices. Somethings are in our control and others simply unfold. 

I am determined to enjoy the sun and grab a warm blanket, cup of hot coffee and get through the storms. 

In Him,

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