Keep Your Gaze up to the Sun

Keep Your Gaze up to the Sun

I woke up from a very bad dream early this morning, and it put a heavy cloud on my heart.  Although I recognized the nightmare to be just that; a nightmare, I couldn't shake the strange sense of cloudiness over my day.  Nothing from the bad dream was real, but by mid-morning I was still caught in the grasp of the anxious emotions the dream had evoked.  What should an anxious soul do?  Walk.  Breathe in the beauty.  And seek the companionship of another soul. I had difficulty keeping the walking pace of my friend as I struggled with the gloominess that engulfed my mind.  I kept my gaze down, steady on my heavy feet, not able to lift myself to her stride.   I desperately wanted to shake this cloud, lighten my load, so I shared my anxious thoughts with her along that walking path.  Thoughts.  Stirred awake by my nightmare last night.  The same thoughts I have guarded day after day.  The thoughts that have been weighing me down,...
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What Lights You Up?

No, I don't mean what makes you fired up, but what makes you brighter, filled with a light from within? I decided to enjoy this beautiful evening and sit outside while my children played. As the sun began to disappear, I began to realize that the bugs were enjoying me more than I cared for. After a few bites, I decided to light a candle to persuade them to leave my skin alone... As the light from the candle jumped to life, I realized that I too have been feeling more alive, brighter, and glowing from within as I have been taking more time to live for each moment. The simple act of leaving the dirty dishes for later and stepping outside to sit and gaze at my children playing in our backyard didn't just make me feel warm inside, but also put a shine in my children's eyes as well....
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