The dark and dreary winter can sometimes be daunting. With all the snow and the uncertainty of when you’ll see that blue sky again, it can be saddening.
I’m sure the majority of us would rather be on a beach in Hawaii at this moment but despite our outside environments, it is important to remember that the sun will come up tomorrow and it’s up to us to take advantage of the light.
Life is all about perspective. In fact, I found a sonnet written by my great aunt that outlines how even on the darkest days, there’s always a little bit of sunshine if we take the time to find it. Enjoy!
I so enjoy the sparkling radiance
Of the morning sun: its glowing warmth spreads
Into the afternoon. My heart does dance
As its warm rays penetrate. Shining beads
Of light shimmer lightly beneath the trees
And my being is filled with the serene
Calm afforded to a person who sees
How Nature looks after its own. I lean
On this memory after darkness falls.
I think of tomorrow with eager hope
As I look inward and my mind recalls
This beautiful day. I know I can cope
With what may transpire, no matter how cold.
I am saturated with peace untold.