OptimismToday it is raining in the Pacific Northwest where I live. Fall seems to be here, soon to be followed by winter, with lots of rain---and maybe snow, power outages, sleet, and ice. This fall I am going to see the blessing and joy of the rain
We who live in this wonderful place often forget about where we came from and why we moved and how and where we used to live. I know I do. I get accustomed to the beauty, the trees, the animals, the mountains, the fresh clean air, the norm of fresh organic luscious food. I live in an incredible small town, the only place on earth I'd like to be, except for Hawaii, where I someday may live, too. (I'm being positive today and purposefully seeing the future as limitless.)
So this is my garden in the rain:
Even the rain makes the day sacred, because it feeds the earth and the plants. Plus it provides a contrast to the sunny days, and I appreciate them more. (I'm trying here, reaching, wanting to appreciate it...really!)
There's even another reason to appreciate the rain today. Christiane Northrup writes on her Daily Inspiration today:
"Opt for optimism. Studies show that those who see the glass half full actually live healthier, longer lives. Remember, optimism is a choice that also takes courage."
I'm all for choices that take courage. So I'm going to "act as if" and love, love, love the rain in my words, and in my thoughts. I know that this will... eventually...change my experience.
And, of course, everything is like this, not just the rain, I was thinking. I want to appreciate everything about My Sacred Life. As I near the end of my month, I know that although I will cease blogging every day about my sacred life, I want to continue to find sacredness, signs of God, signs of life, signs of love...in every moment.