Yesterday was a gray day, cold. A light rain mist.
Not my favorite walking conditions but under the circumstances I wholeheartedly embraced it.
I needed a mental health break and to get my heart rate up and all the feel good endorphins before starting with homeschooling.
I only encountered three people in my 3 miles.
I made a special point to say good morning to the elderly gentleman walking in the same direction as myself but on the other side of the street.
He greeted me back and said,
“We’re the only ones out here!”
” If we keep looking, I bet we’ll spot some more!”
I did encounter a smiling woman and another elderly gentleman on my walk who appeared appeared to be sporting a veterans hat.
I happened by a local boutique I have not been able to visit in a while and miss frequenting.
It is obviously shuttered for the time being. There were beautiful clothes in the window that just called to me and I thought it would be fun to peek in and see what her Spring displays looked like.
What I was not expecting was to walk away with tears in my eyes and a feeling of Hope in my heart. The first thing that greeted me was a sign with the words:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
you make me happy when skies are gray..m
Words to a song I sang over and over as I sat with my grandmother and held her hand as she was living out her final days in a hospital bed.
It was gray, and it didn’t look like the sun was coming out again. But it was a wonderful message of hope that hit me from a place I can’t see or get to. But I know she’s there.
I collected myself and walked away… tears disappearing and a smile in my heart.
No matter where you are or what you are going through, I encourage you to look for these signs of Hope every day. It might be the only thing that gets you through. It might be everything.
What are your signs of hope? I would love to start a conversation here and be filled with it!
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