Like fire in the sky the day came in a wonderment of colors. The clouds picked up and threw the reds at our little place in northern Minnesota. I put my coffee on the railing by the front door and snapped a few shots of the morning skyline by the drive. Nothing would be crossed off my to-do list for a while. I needed this.
The color faded to gray in a few minutes and a few snow flakes strayed from the sky. I padded into the house with cold feet from the 15 degree morning. No matter how much my new socks cost they weren’t created for replacing my moccasins.
How easy to greet the morning when you are captured by a great sunrise. I wondered what it would take to greet each and every morning no matter what my circumstances? What dictates how I greet each morning? I have to admit I like my coffee (Just so), quite a few minutes of luxury time wandering around the house looking out the windows and checking for wildlife Like these deer in the back yard this fall), and in general gradually waking up before facing the days challenges.
How do I greet the day with eagerness and a thankful attitude when I am stressed, sick, mourning loss, or I just don’t feel like it? I must admit that circumstances control me more than I would like to give credit. I guess I need a reason to greet each day as though I ordered the weather and the view.
My personal recipe for finding balance and perspective no matter what the day brings is found in my relationships. My wife, handicapped daughter, special visitors in the guest room, and God are more than just important. Without some eye to eye time however brief is like filleting a fish and leaving the bones in (I had to get something in the blog about fish). Take a look at these great lyrics because they are so true. Beware though, there is discipline involved in becoming the person we could be.
Now, how are you going to greet Christmas? Just wondering.