I love how Oprah always asks people what do they know for sure? And at the end of her magazine, she devotes a column to that question. In her wisdom, the world is one huge classroom and we’re constantly learning things so that what we know for sure can be something different everyday.
What do I know for sure? Well, in relation to this blog, I know for sure that it’s not always best to blog when I’m feeling bluesy. I scratched a post from a little over a week ago where I wrote I was done posting and blogging, ready to kick my soapbox right out from under myself. Thanks to my daughter’s encouragement and a brighter mood, I’m in a better place now and realize that I love writing too much. So I will continue.
Another thing that I know for sure is that the blues will pass. I just needed patience and maybe a little allowance to feel down. What I know in my heart is that no matter how scary the world can get, it still offers up beauty. If I look at the small comforts, they add up in stitches to one big, warm, fuzzy blanket. Silly, I know. But this morning I relished the fact that it was light at 5:45am. I’d always thought the sunrise time declined farther than that by August 4th. I must have forgotten. I love summer and the longer daylight and was glad we get to hold onto that a little while extra.
There are books to read, TV shows to learn from or shows for sheer entertainment. There’s the cute little toddler at the swimming pool today who had blond curls and looked just like the Coppertone® baby. I told her mother that, and she smiled proudly. There are the doves at our bird feeder who entertain us as well as one rascally squirrel, and the bluejays who get annoyed with us when we interfere with their bird feeder time! How dare we.
In other words, life is full of cool things. We just have to be willing to receive them. I found out that opening my eyes to the world around me has for sure lifted my spirits.