I woke up this morning so much better than yesterday. Yesterday was one of those random sucker-punch days where you absolutely have no idea why you woke up so sick. And then today, for some reason, I have absolutely no idea why I woke up so much better. I seriously cannot figure this Lupus life out. I just can’t.
I’m still shocked by what an amazing gift today is for me. I really thought I would be spending it struggling to find some beauty in my circumstances. And believe me … from my recliner’s angle, this is an exercise tougher than anything you’ll ever find at the gym. Truly.
Instead, though, out the door I went this morning with my walking shoes on, long-sleeves and hat in place, and absolutely speechless to have energy.
Every morning that I’m able, I walk by this little lake just to see how it looks that day. After living here for over 11 years now, you’d think I’d know how it looks, but I don’t. It’s different every, single time I see it.
Have I told you how beautiful light and shadows are to me now? Being forced out of the sunshine will do that to you. You teach yourself to find joy in watching it, instead of being in it.
Did you know that you can look at the same thing all day long, but the view changes moment-by-moment as the light shifts? It’s subtle, yet truly incredible. I’ve learned this little stunner from the recliner, by the way. I feel like this is a secret little way that God speaks to me.
Watch that light, Debi. It’s mine. I’m going to amaze you with it.
And he always does. He shows me that …
good day, bad day …
light or shadows …
… there is beauty in both.
And I’m thankful for both. They ground each other, they grow our faith, and they make life interesting, drawing us ever closer to the one who constantly changes not only what we see, but how we see. Praise be.
Thanks for growing with me. ❤
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)