I saw the sweetest thing the other day. It was a cold
day that hinted of the coming Winter. Blustery winds blew and clouds
covered most of the sky with a dark grey. It was a day I was happy to
stay inside where it was warm. Finally the sun broke through the clouds
and shined brightly through my windows. I looked out smiling at that
glorious light for a few minutes taking in all its beauty. It was when
I turned around, though, that I got my greatest joy, because there curled
up together in the middle of the floor was my daughter's dog and cat
happily and peacefully napping and sharing the warm sunbeam.
God loves us all so much and blesses us with so many wonderful things
besides just sunbeams. It is a shame that often we get so caught up
in the stress, work, and pains of this life that we forget to invite
them into our hearts and welcome them into our souls. Yes, this life
is so often full of darkness, ugliness, and suffering.
God makes sure, though, that it is also full of light,
beauty, love, and joy. The fantastic thing is that we can choose what
we want to dwell in, become a part of, and share with the rest of the
world. We can select joy over despair and goodness over pain. We can
help God to drive out the darkness with the light, the ugliness with
the beauty, and the suffering with the love. We may not always be happy,
but moment by moment we can choose to bring a little more happiness
to this world.