Can I be totally corny and a little Hallmark….
….just for a moment.
I can’t help it.
This morning I had a revelation that is really not even much of a revelation….more like totally stating the obvious….but it was something that was so brilliant in its simplicity and even a little life changing….
….that I had to share.
This is the view that I see every morning when I greet the day.
I wish I could tell you that when the first bit of morning arrives and the sunshine streams in through the window….I immediately sit up and stretch and toss off the covers and leap out of bed with a smile on my face and joy in my heart and twirl around the room and reach out with both arms to embrace the day.
I wish I could tell you that.
But I can’t.
Not even close.
Most days I open one bleary eye and shut it again and roll over and pull the covers over my head and wish that coffee would immediately teleport itself from the kitchen to the table beside the bed.
….we haven’t even gotten to the corny part yet.
This morning was no different.
The sun streamed in the window. I opened one bleary eye to face the world….
….and then shut it again.
“Did you see the sunrise?” my husband said. “It’s absolutely magnificent.”
And as those words managed to permeate my befuddled sleepy brain….I had three thoughts:
1. Why is anyone talking before 6:30am?
2. I think he’s been watching too much Downton Abbey.
….of course the sun is rising.
This stunning display of orange and gold and yellow and red and tangerine rays more brilliant than any five star review on the Las Vegas strip is dancing across the sky and over the tops of the highest trees and into my window…..and my only thought is….
I couldn’t help it.
I felt a little small.
Of course the sun rising and setting
Of course the flowers are starting to bloom.
Of course the grass is growing.
Of course the clouds are rolling past in the sky.
Of course the wind is blowing the branches in the trees.
So many amazing brilliant…..almost incomprehensible things make up this wonderful world that we are blessed to live in…..
…and I so many times I overlook them.
I take them for granted.
I let them go by without notice or comment or even a second glance.
I’m too busy running and going and doing and planning….that I miss so much of the wonder around me.
Today I totally went all Hallmark and ran out of bed onto the back porch and twirled around and around and around in my pajamas and laughed at the sheer joy of it and raised my arms to the sun and watched the sun raise its glorious wonderful head to face another day….even if it was 17 degrees.
A today that is full of joy and promise and an extra cup of coffee….
PS I wanted to give a big shout out to the cows and sheep who witnessed it all….
….and danced right along with me.
edited to add: I just heard that it might snow tomorrow….and if it does….I’ll remember I’m supposed to give joy for each day and grit my teeth and dance then too.