Some days feel dark and cloudy. Not the dark and cloudy before a BIG rain when I curl up with a great book and a cup of coffee... the dark and cloudy that's too much, too loud, too busy. Sure I know that the dark and cloudy days make the brightest rainbows, but sometimes chasing the light and collecting silver linings needs more than my intention...sometimes it needs my faith and devotion.
The days of illness, isolation, extended closures, loss, social distancing, face coverings, constant risk assessment, and analysis have been dark and cloudy. I am praying, praying, praying for our world, for our spirits, and for grace.
These are the days that help me to practice patience and grow understanding. I choose to show compassion, share gratitude, and sow peace each day. Some days are easier than others, for sure, but I know that I can do hard things and have lots of faith that this too shall pass.
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."