The weather has been cold and gray and the sun seems almost non-existent, until today that is. I have been struck how this gray weather makes me feel so frumpy and blah. I am keenly aware of the lack of sunshine and cooler weather and find myself impatiently waiting for Spring.
And yet tonight when I was outside with Dutch, I glanced around and saw that my lilac bush is budding, my daffodils are blooming, my tulips are emerging and my grass is green.
I wondered when all this occurred?
Surely not in the gray, wet, cold weather of the last week!
Perhaps I need to take time to find the beauty on the days I am choosing not to see it.
Perhaps I need to take time to remember that growth, both in nature and in life, occurs during some of the gray times.
Perhaps I need to remember that God is creative and invites me to find His magnificent work in different places everyday.
Perhaps I will choose a new attitude on gray, windy and cold days….