I lounged beneath some small palm trees. The breeze stirred the branches, creating a cooling effect to the hot day. The vibrant green against the brilliant blue declared the day’s beauty.
It’s not a scene I live daily. The temps are often different. The colors are rarely as brilliant. The peace isn’t always as quiet.
And that’s okay.
There are some situations in our lives in which it feels a little easier to breathe. And those moments can provide some context to the more difficult times. The brilliant days remind us to breathe and enjoy. The peaceful moments serve as a backdrop when life is stormy. Sometimes we have to fight to remember those moments, but they are there.
Choose to take a deep, fresh breath today. Choose to see the colors in and around you.
God did a fabulous job creating beauty for us to enjoy as well as hope for.