“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” ~ Margaret Drabble
No doubt, these times are challenging. Floods, storms, fires wreak havoc. Unbalanced people have access to lethal weapons and use them. Not to mention many of our personal expectations, hopes, and dreams are being dashed right and left. As my mother used to say, it’s all “going to hell in a hand basket.” (And, honestly, who hasn’t thought or said that a few times in the last several months?)
But WHAT IF… on the other hand, the devastation we are experiencing is meant to wake us from our slumber. What if these huge shifts are reminding us to look for new possibilities – new ways of perceiving, new ways of being that might lift us up, if we’ll look for them and put them to use!
photo by Werner Kunz
“I have had more than half a century of such happiness. A great deal of worry and sorrow, too, but never a worry or a sorrow that was not offset by a purple iris, a lark, a bluebird, or a dewy morning glory.” ~ Mary McLeod Bethune
As I’ve been reminded several times this week, what we focus on expands…so, in spite of the challenges, what can you find some delight in? What will lift your heart, even just a little bit? (A stunning view? A beloved pet? A favorite song?) May that little bit of joy expand and expand and flow throughout your life – and shine its light on your possibilities.