Today during my morning commute I saw the most beautiful clouds. They were not directly overhead, but sat in clusters in front of me like a sunset. They were so beautiful that they almost seemed to be fake. Then, I saw something so spectacular. Something I've never seen before, but heard about. I saw a silver line outline a cluster of clouds. My children were so mesmerized that we just stared as we uttered "Ooooh" and "Aaaahhhh!" I was driving down the freeway, so I didn't get to take a picture. For a split second I thought about taking a picture since I always keep my camera in my purse. I knew I wouldn't be able to capture the true essence of what we were seeing so I opted to keep that image in my head rather than replace that beautiful image with a lesser one of a digital photo. If you've never seen one...it is amazing. That word is over-used, but a silver-lining shining down upon you IS amazing!
It got me to stop this morning and just be in that moment. For that I am grateful. I am trying to be in each moment and enjoy and learn and listen to all that I am supposed to get out of each task throughout my day. I am learning to be content and NOT stress so much. No, this is not a new year resolution, but something I have been working on for a couple years. At times it is much more challenging than I expected. I tend to worry too much and not go for what I want or deserve because of my fears within.
I have received some emails daily for over a week now all centered around conquering one's fears. That's when I realized that it is not enough to just say "I have faith", but to really BELIEVE that you have faith that whatever it is you are worrying about will indeed work out! Maybe it won't happen the way you wanted or planned, but today's worry will not be with you forever. Eventually it will be the past.
So for today, know that there are things out there like dreams fulfilled, faith, love, and...silver linings!
Wishing you dreams to fulfill and the inspiration needed to do so!
~the sol within~
The song that inspired this post:
~Beautiful Day by U2