The prophet of despair gains a shouting audience.
But one who speaks from hope will be heard long after the noise dies down.
John La Farge
Well, the good news is that I can now sit. I never thought that would be such a big deal, but it truly is. The first thing I did was to think about of all of you out there. It is such a busy time of year for everyone, and I know you are all running around enjoying this time. I also know that many are not, for various reasons.
I have had a lot of time to think. Since I have been housebound and sleeping in a lazy boy chair for this last little while, that is all I can really do. This may be a bad thing. Here are some of my thoughts.
There is so much that has happened, and is still happening in the world right now. I will not get into this. The news reports, that run twenty-four seven, if you let it shows us enough of that. It is important that we know what is going on in the world. If we hide from it, our fears grow in my opinion. We should know but we should not dwell on it. The world, I believe is full of more good, than not, and I think we need to focus on that today.
Last night, as I slept in my lazy boy chair in my kitchen a soft sound woke me up. I opened my eyes to see twinkling lights all around the window which erased the darkness. Those twinkling lights were like an artist canvas. A constantly moving canvas that kept evolving into something different and where every second had me wanting more. Fireflies filled the air, and the crickets serenaded this girl sleeping in a chair. A girl who I must admit had been feeling sorry for herself. To think that she was the only one going through something difficult. How dare I.
There are so many people dealing with so much, right now. Good people, going through bad stuff. We all know this, and we all know many of them. My thoughts in the middle of the night while I watched that moving canvas were very clear. Everyone needs to know they are not alone. We can make this happen.
One happy post, with pretty pictures in what seems to be a crazy world right now, may change someone's day. In a world, where people that we do know, and people that we do not know who are going through events in their lives that they have no control over can look at those pretty pictures, and know the canvas will change.
Just like those fireflies that came to visit me in the middle of the night. That little gift of light which danced across the sky, where only darkness had been, had given me hope. I do not know if you will get this, but I believe most of you that have read my stuff over the years probably will. We are not alone in what we are going through. There is hope everywhere, and we just need to open our eyes to see it.
I want to thank my fellow bloggers who post those uplifting, happy, and full of beautiful words and images posts. This is exactly what the world needs right now. I know it works.
So, my blogger friends keep posting those pretty pictures and write those funny posts. Share it with the world. I am positive that we all need that right now. Someone living somewhere will smile, and that is a very good thing.
If you are wondering about all the tree photos; well, they make me happy, and I do know it will work for many others out there.