Outside the world is dark and drear
adding to the challenge of a Monday.
Although it might be easy to give in to the mood of the weather outside
I realize there is more.
Deep inside is a song
a perpetual song that sings in all kinds of weather.
A song of hope
that no matter how things might look
there is more than my eyes can see.
There is more to this life
than the day after day existence.
There is a song of life
that lifts my heart when all I can see is rain and pain.
So for this moment as I write fully aware of the pain of living
and the wretchedness of letting go
I am more aware than ever
that life has meaning far beyond what our eyes can see.
“Bloom today,” my little violet seemed to whisper
and so I will.
Yes, with a straighter back and a genuine smile
I will bloom with all that I have.
Will you join me today?
Together we will encourage a world that struggles to believe.