By now most of you know I’ve been down with shingles for an extended period of time (see previous post An Antidote for Pain) which is limiting my life experiences dramatically. I’m not at the gallery, nor am I painting, although I’m staying up with the blog, while not always publishing on weekends. To put it mildly, I’ve felt a little house bound and boring.
However, of course, there is beauty offered to each and every one of us, every single day, no matter our circumstances, if we make ourselves available to it. I was powerfully reminded of that yesterday morning while out walking at sunrise. Take a look at what I experienced:
That’s standing at the head of my road. Didn’t even need to leave the house to enjoy this. It lit up all my rooms.
Then I headed out onto the land grant only to be met with this:
And then there was Finn (see previous post Rescue Dog: Meet Finn (Survivor)). He always runs far ahead of me, through some pastures, while Kelee takes up the rear (see previous post A Three Legged Man of the West). As I rounded the bend, this is what I saw: Finn sitting still, enjoying the sunrise, just as he had the rainbow earlier in the season (see previous post Why I Love My Country Life…):
I swear that dog appreciates beauty. Perhaps this comes from his previous life, neglected and chained up, nearly starved to death. And I’ve made a vow to myself. No matter how much I feel I’m struggling, no matter how discouraged I get, I’m taking a lesson from Finn. I will pause to take in the glory that is offered to me every single day if I will only make myself available to it.
Love to you all,