In the hot summer when the sun is shining down on you every day all day long, you like to find some shade to venture into. However, in the late fall and early winter when the mornings are chilly, you enjoy venturing into the sunshine.
This morning, after five or six consecutive days of cloudy, rainy, and cool weather, the sun came out. In fact, the forecast is for sunshine the next seven days. That’s great news!!
I went out for a walk around the block. The first part (and the last part) of my walk was in the shade, and it was very chilly with a temperature of about 50 degrees. However, when I turned the corner and walked into the sunshine, it felt like the temperature had gone up 20 degrees. The sun just felt good on the old body. It was refreshing to see my shadow again.
As we travel through life, things take on different looks – depending on the circumstances. Sunshine on one day which can seem oppressive becomes a welcome relief on other days. Sunshine for one person can become stormy for another. As we celebrate sunshine on some days, we need to remember others who are having stormy days and be ready to lend a hand.
Sometimes it’s just good to see your shadow.
I grew up in Martin (Tennessee) and have lived in Denver (Colorado), Greenville (South Carolina), and now mostly in the Fort Worth (Texas) area since 1981. I have worked with churches and Christian schools most of my life and am the founder of and a consultant with PS Tech Group. My dedication is Success through Technology.