Reprinted with permission by the Vermont Standard
Changeable weather has been our forecast of late and it has been true. Beautiful, bright sunny days with crystal clear skies some days, then rain, snow, sleet on others. Perhaps it makes us more appreciative of the good ones! Today (Saturday) was a perfect day for a brisk walk under clear skies.
I didn’t have time to count myself, but I was told there were 38 participants at the Community Luncheon. It was wild and wonderful – numerous helping hands, great amounts of scrumptious food, and lots of laughs. It was the first time for several folks to attend and some even contributed to the meal. We had a time of sharing things for which we are grateful and many blessings were noted. I am so thankful to be part of this amazing community where people can cheerfully come together and celebrate their zeal for living!
I have sometimes complained that this is the grey season, yet one day I wrote a rebuttal to myself, which I would like to share with you. Happy Thanksgiving!
Colors of Life
I am learning that things are not simply black or white
Nor is there merely blurring from day into night
Sparkles pierce the darkness in the sky so vast
Beckoning us to the future, letting go of the past
For who wants vision to be just shades of grey
Or not to see the vibrancy of the break of day
Perhaps we can choose the colors that we see
Instead note the forest, not merely see one tree
At the end of the night when dawn appears
The darkness then lifts to banish our fears
May we also remember that near the end of day
Colors will again appear in wondrous array
So why do we choose to let our vision be
Murky & limited when there is much to see
Hope comes in many shades as we go on our way
Changing and shifting like the light of day