Sunday, January 27, 2008
Blog Your Blessings Sunday #16
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Sometimes, especially in winter, when days are short and darkness steals the light, I forget to be thankful. I know God gave us each heavenly body to bring warmth to the earth and to light the night sky (Genesis) and that is a wondrous gift in itself. We've encumbered many dreary days this month so I was totally shocked when BLUE SKIES appeared this week for one solitary day. The color was so beautiful, so awesome for a freezing winter day where the water fountains had frozen and the top of the pond was nothing but a shell of ice.
It was barely 19 degrees when I went out, trusting in the blue of the skies to get me through the day so I could go places I needed to be that day. I took the sky bridge from our apartment building to Anthem Park next door and that is where I passed the ice on the fountains and pond before catching the bus. Seeing it, I almost gave up on my needed journey that day and returned home instead of to the bus stop another block away.
Even though I was dressed warmly, the air was brisk but the blue skies. that followed me everywhere I traveled, kept placating my wandering mind with warmth. I told myself to get a photo to remind me that all my days are not dreary and so I did. There was not a cloud to be seen. What a blessing! I told myself that it is silly to just take a photo of a blue expanse so as I was standing at the bus stop waiting to be chauffeured home with my bags of groceries, I spotted this bare tree, just begging to be in one of my photos. Ü I was too close to it to get the entire tree AND the blue sky which was the point of taking the photo so I decided on a close up of the top of the tree touching that almost forgotten color this winter. . .
Yes, blue skies on a winter day is indeed a blessing! Winter skies showed themselves again and possibly the snow I have been praying and hoping for all winter will arrive later today. It would be another blessing for me!