Thursday, November 10, 2011

Unexpected Joy!

Lately, the gray skies of fall and winter have begun descending on the Pacific Northwest.  With those skies come what I call the doldrums.  Hard to wake in the mornings, unmotivated throughout the day, longing for sunlight, wondering if you suffer from SAD, taking extra Vitamin D just in case.  Add to that the fact that we live under approximately 25 old growth Doug firs and our home is often dark these days requiring lighting almost all day.

And yet this morning has dawned gloriously with sunlight streaming through our windows.  The sky is blue, and the birds are singing!  What an unexpected joy this day is!  The mere sight of sunlight casting its wondrous beams on our floors lifts my heart and makes my soul sing.

"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth."
Psalm 96:1 (NASB)

I wish you unexpected joy in your day!


  1. Love it! I remember those days in the wilds of Wyoming and gloom of Ohio so well. Falls and winters could drag so long. This week I actually had the opposite experience. My house is open and airy, the days in lower Alabama are sunny and warm. I've actually been longing for a little nip in the air and overcast weather to get in the cozy fall mood. I was excited to wake up to a chilly breeze and cloudy skies Thursday! But now we're back to sunny and bright.

  2. I was happy to see sunshine too, Sherrey. I Guess at this point any blue sky-day is going to be a bonus. Despite the fact that you've got trees, your setting sounds wonderful.


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