I’ve written about this before. I’ve talked about how I’m a sun gal. I love the sun. I am not talking worship here. I only worship the ONE who provided it. I’m just saying, my body longs for the warmth and happiness the sun provides me. I know it’s a physiological need. Some have that need more than others. Click here for an interesting article: Why Does The Sun Make People Happy?
With the number of rainy days, we have had in the past two weeks here in my spot on the globe, I have come to the point that I’m struggling. I struggle to find my happy spot. I struggle with doing the mundane chore. I struggle to get in my vehicle and travel to the places I regularly frequent. I struggle just sitting and watching television (which I don’t really do a lot anyway) because I feel like I’m trapped! I’m trapped –I cannot simply walk out on the porch and breath in the happy sunshiny DRY air. It’s so heavy out. I can’t go for a nice leisurely walk in my yard or down the road. It’s so damp and the temperature is down as well. Cold temps are a whole different blog. We won’t go there.
So, here I am, struggling.
BUT LAST NIGHT…Sitting on the couch with the man who gave me his last name, I started to review the blessings around me. I took my phone and opened the Bible app just to touch God’s word. I thought about how our children are both healthy. I concentrated on the fact that both of them are professed believers. I looked around and saw our place. We have so many things we need AND things we want too. God has allowed us to surround ourselves with comforts. He has poured so many blessings upon us!
And this morning… which is another wet dreary day… I will continue to focus on THE GOOD dry shoes I have on. I will continue to look at the awesome classroom I get to visit and teach in every day. Today is a teacher work-day so, I get to reorganize, refresh and finish out grades. I get to be with my family. I get to fellowship with my friends. I GET TO enjoy this day… whether this day is full of rain, sun, cold, hot or even stinky. I get to focus on what I want to focus on. I get to rejoice and be glad even on rainy days!
The sun is still shining, we just can’t see it right now. It’ll reappear soon! And THE SON is always shining in my heart!
Pic for the day: In my sunshine and JESUS t-shirt…