Yesterday was Easter.. and we headed out into nature to recharge..
Our family parties were done … the Easter baskets opened.. and my daughter headed back to her campus.
And the sun was shining. We didn’t really need any OTHER invitation.
As we entered the woods, we were reminded that Spring really hasn’t arrived yet.
The landscape was beautiful. Rolling hills… sloping roads… lazy rivers…
But nature is still sleeping here. So everything is brown. So many different shades of brown… but still just brown.
And SO cold!
Then every once in a while, we would go over a hill.. or around a bend… and something would catch my eye.
There amongst the dead leaves and the cold wind? There would be the brightest green moss growing.
I know.. I know…
Moss isn’t really that pretty.. and it isn’t SUPPOSED to be growing on the sides of trees and rocks.
But the bright green of that moss against the shades of the sleeping nature around it? It was so startling. It caught my attention every time.
That moss reminds me of people who show happiness and positively impact the world around them .. every day.
Not just showing their green color when the sun is shining and the warmth is all around. But glowing a bright green when the winds are cold enough to make your nose hurt and cause your lungs to burn. Glowing green when nothing else is even growing.. when there feels like there is no hope of hope.
So today I wonder?
Am I showing a bright green color of hope and love against the dull colors of today?
There are always “dull” things going on around us..
..extra bills… health concerns… raising kids.. car issues… and messes to clean up..
..not to mention world troubles…
…but amongst those shades of “brown”…?
Among the lifeless colors… am I shining some green into the world? Am I handing out genuine smiles.. holding open doors… sharing my resources with the world around me… lending a hand where I can…? Am I looking for hope?
Am I offering to share the small amount of hope that I hold in my hands?
Because that is what I want.. I want my love and my hope to shine brightly against my surroundings.
What color are you today?