I feel to start with a confession. I’m pretty sure I have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). However, that does not disregard my love of winter because grey days come in warmer seasons too. Personally, it’s been rough these past few months and maybe one day I’ll share about it. It’s been hard to see hope and it’s been hard to keep the faith in all honesty. But then the sun shines bright and the sky becomes this thick velvet light blue. The breeze dances around you wafting ripe floral aromas. The salty air kissing you gently, reminding you of days gone of youth and moments of infinite satisfaction. You know those moments, just before dusk ends and after golden hour has finished shining its brightest light. The sky is a gradient of warm deep blue, soft teal, lavender, pink and golden orange. The wind is picking up, whispering in your ear adventures to come “just dance – be here and know there’s even more joy in tomorrow. Wait ’til you see what’s ahead.” It’s nostalgic and the birds join in with the song in your step.
The romance of blooming, to sway softly with the opening of new flowers and beaming over baby animals being born. The thick of it, the lusciousness of the Earth throughout spring after sleeping softly for six months. Anything can happen. Any dream can come true. It’s a bit harder to fully surrender to it in the city. Thankfully there is plenty of water, ocean and sky available here. There is still magic in the air even when you’re confined. Being confined just means there’s not as many walls to break through to leap into the broad and vast wilderness of new adventures. The walls aren’t hard to find in order to smash down and trample with the fear and courage of wanting more, giving into risk and taking flight.
I hope your spring or whatever season you are in is bringing you hope no matter what that looks like. Maybe hope is just opening your eyes, and that’s okay. I have been trying to remind myself lately that it’s God’s breath that wakes me in the morning and sustains me at night and that’s more than enough.
“I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.”
– Psalm 3:5
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
– Psalm 4:8
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