A follow-up to Tuesday’s post: I was about to hit the snooze button the very next day, when I spotted a red glow through the closed blinds. A peek through revealed a gorgeous sunrise. I took it as a sign, and opened the blinds to enjoy a good long look at nature’s beauty. Then I went back to bed. Just kidding, I’m happy to say. Did I get ya?
On the contrary, I turned the alarm off and got ready for work. I got there the earliest I have in a while. I quite accidentally overslept today, but still got to work a couple minutes ahead. Momentum starting.
Then I was reminded by a news update that today was the first day of summer. It was a good day. Now, I’m watching the sunset on Midsummer’s Eve and enjoying the longest day of the year come to a close.
The lightning bugs rise up from the lawn to meet the day’s last light with their own. Earlier, my cat joined me in my chair on the deck, purring and padding my shirt. He has really soft fur, soothing. I feel like I can do this. Working a lot, trying to write, keep house, take care of business, and myself.
I guess you have to find inspiration in the everyday beauty around you. Find strength in the people around you, most of whom are dealing with the same things, or similar that you are. We’re all in this together. We can do it!
Photo credit: Eric Ritchey, Summer solstice sunset, 6/21/2018