This morning .. as I made my coffee.. I let the things on my agenda roll around in my head.
I looked out the windows.. watching the world wake up around me.. a world wet from the overnight rain… and I noticed something..
Out the back windows, the world looked wet and gloomy. There was a beauty to it still, but no light.
When I walked to the front windows, I could still see a wet and gloomy world. But the sun was breaking through the clouds as it rose above the horizon. The light shining through the shadows has always fascinated me.
So as I stood there for a moment enjoying the beauty of the moment.. I noticed my dog looking out the same window. She hadn't chosen the window with a gloomy view, she had chosen the one with beauty.. and warmth..
I have often been accused of finding silver linings in every situation. And sometimes it may seem ridiculous to some to find something "good" in emergency surgeries.. or moves across country.. or your little girl going back to college..
But to me?
It just makes sense.
I simply pick the window with the best view.
Both windows this morning are realistic .. both show the wet world and the clouds..
But one of those windows shows the sunlight.. and with sunlight? We can feel the hope of the future on our faces.
So this morning, I enjoyed my coffee on the front porch.. with the warmth of hope on my face..
.. tomorrow I will likely chose the same…